A headline I’ve been waiting for.

Unfortunately, it’s not “Rick Mclean arrested”.

This is still great news.

Dad who beat daughter’s molester to death won’t be charged

“Under the law, deadly force is justified to stop a sexual assault. … All the evidence indicated that is what was occurring,” District Attorney Heather McMinn told reporters Wednesday, The San Antonio Express-News reports.

In a dramatic 911 call during the June 9 incident, the 23-year-old father, clearly distraught, has trouble giving directions to his father’s ranch near the town of Shiner, Texas.

“I need an ambulance. This guy was raping my daughter and I beat him up and I don’t know what to do,” he tells the dispatcher.

“This guy is fixing to die on me man, and I don’t know what to do,” he says.

The call ends as emergency teams arrived, but the alleged assailant, Jesus Mora Flores, 47, was already dead from head injuries, the newspaper says.

The Express-News, the Associated Press and other news media have declined to name the father in order to protect the identity of a victim of a sexual assault.

Authorities say a witness saw Flores “forcibly carrying” the girl into a secluded area. The witness then ran to find the father.

Running toward his daughter’s screams, investigators said, the father pulled Flores off his child and “inflicted several blows to the man’s head and neck area,” the AP reports.

Although the father was never arrested, the killing was investigated as a homicide, the AP reports.

The father’s attorney, V’Anne Huser, called her client “a peaceable soul and he had no intention to kill anyone on that day,” The Express-News reports.

Authorities says forensic evidence and witness accounts corroborated the father’s story that his daughter was being sexually molested.”

Story above quoted from http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2012/06/dad-who-beat-daughters-molester-to-death-wont-be-charged/1?csp=34news

There is no better possible ending for this story. It would be better if it had never happened at all. My heart breaks for the poor, young girl. Forcibaly carried off by this monster, subjected to such horror. And then to witness the trauma of what happened next. The people that alerted the father should be given medals. Too many people turn a blind eye to child molestation. Granted, not all situations are as obvious as this one was.

There’s a great book by Gavin de Becker called The Gift of Fear. It reminds us that we are equipped with survival instincts that were honed through thousands of years of evolution. If you have a gut feeling that the guy sitting next to you on the bus is a bad person, you are probably right. We have an almost subconscious ability to detect signs and signals of a threat before it trys to harm us. How many times have you heard people say, “I always thought something was wrong”, or “He seemed to act strangly around kids”, when talking about a newly outed molester?
Trust your instincts, a child’s life may depend on it.

Score one for the good guys….

“US prosecutors said today they have broken an international child pornography ring that produced and distributed explicit images of infants and toddlers online.

The US attorney’s office in Indianapolis announced that seven men have been convicted, and two more defendants have pleaded guilty. Authorities are investigating suspects in the US, UK, Sweden, Serbia and the Netherlands.

First assistant US attorney Josh Minkler said more than two dozen children in the US and other countries were abused in the production of the pornography.

He said the children “far too often, weren’t old enough to comprehend the crimes committed against them”.

The investigation began in November 2010 with the arrest of David Bostic. Investigators raided his home in Indiana and found hundreds of images and videos on his computer of children between the ages of two months and four years engaged in sexual acts. He was convicted on 65 counts and sentenced to 315 years in prison.

Further investigation of Bostic’s computer led investigators to others in the group.

Assistant US attorney Steve DeBrota said the members met though a website and traded videos and still images by email.

“That ability to find a like-minded individual online that you couldn’t find in the real world is a severe danger that comes with the internet,” Mr DeBrota said.”

It’s such a relief to hear when monsters like these are caught and put where they belong. In my mind, there is no difference between child pornography and sexually assaulting a child. It’s the same sick twisted appetite that leads to both. Look at the sentence that I highlighted above. More than 2 dozen children were abuse by this ring. That’s 2 dozen more innocent babies that have had their lives forever damaged by those that prey on the weakest. I’m glad that there are people still working to find these creeps and lock them up. What have you done to stop child sex abuse?