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June 12th, 2012
08:21 PM ET

Texas father kills man molesting his daughter: "Unlikely to be indicted"

A Texas father beats to death a man he caught molesting his 4-year-old daughter. The investigation is on going and the father has not being charged.

"You have a right to defend your daughter. He acted in defense of his third person," said Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon.

He continued, "Once the investigation is completed we will submit it to the district attorney who then submits it to the grand jury, who will decide if they will indict him."

CNN Contributor and Defense Attorney Paul Callan comes OutFront.

Sheriff: Father kills man sexually abusing his daughter

A Texas father caught a man sexually assaulting his 4-year-old daughter and punched him in the head repeatedly, killing him, authorities said.

The father was casually acquainted with the alleged abuser, said Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon.

Neither has been publicly identified.

The girl was left inside the family's house during the social gathering, while other members of her family were tending to horses, the sheriff said.

The alleged abuser was known for his horse-grooming abilities, Harmon said.

The father returned to the house, caught the man in the act, and stopped him by striking him in the head several times, Harmon said.

The man was pronounced dead on the scene, while the daughter was taken to a local hospital in Victoria, Texas, for examinations before being released.

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