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Police: Florida dad beats accused child abuser

A Daytona Beach father beat Raymond Frolander, 18, unconscious after finding him allegedly sexually abusing his 11-year-old son, police say
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his 11-year-old son early Friday morning, police said.

The father called 911 around 1 a.m. after he walked in on the alleged abuse, police said. When officers arrived, they found Raymond Frolander motionless on the living room floor. He had several knots on his face and was bleeding from the mouth.

"He is nice and knocked out on the floor for you," the father told the 911 dispatcher. "I drug him out to the living room."

CBS Orlando affiliate WKMG-TV reports that the father - who was not identified by police - told investigators he walked in as Frolander was abusing the boy.

In the 911 call, the father said he trusted Frolander, who had been alone with his child before, WKMG-TV reports. The 11-year-old later told child protective investigators that Frolander has molested him since he was 8 years old, WKMG-TV reports.

When asked by the 911 dispatcher if any weapons were involved, the father said "my foot and my fist."

The father has not been charged with any crime.

"Dad was acting like a dad. I don't see anything we should charge the dad with," Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood said. "You have an 18-year-old who has clearly picked his target, groomed his target and had sex with the victim multiple times."

Frolander is charged with sexual battery on a child under 12. He is being held without bail. It was not immediately known whether he'd hired a lawyer.

According to the arrest affidavit, Frolander admitted the abuse.

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