What would you do if you caught a man sexually abusing your daughter?

I've always said that if someone harms my children in any way, shape or form, I'll kill them! Of course, some things are easier said than done. Even so, I hope I never have to be in that situation because I really don't know how I would react once I'm actually living it. That's why it's so hard to judge a father who caught a casual acquaintance sexually assaulting his 4-year-old daughter... and killed him. I think I would've done the same. 

According to police in Lavaca County, Texas, the father punched the alleged perpetrator in the head repeatedly until he died


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The incident took place at the dad's house. Apparently, it happened during a social gathering when the little girl stayed inside while other family members tended to horses, according to authorities. When the father came back home and caught the guy abusing his daughter, he stopped him by hitting him in the head several times. 

The alleged abuser was declared dead on the scene. The girl was taken to a local hospital so she could be examined. The incident remains under investigation and no charges have been pressed against the father so far. 

Such a horrible case! Truth is that even though I would've probably felt the same way, I don't know that I would've been able to kill the guy. First because in the end nothing would've been gained from it. Secondly, because I can't imagine the trauma the little girl will have for the rest of her life. Then again, I would've had to be there to really know how I'd react. 

Authorities haven't revealed anybody's names and the father has said he's "very remorseful" and that he never imagined the man was going to die. 

What would you do if you caught someone sexually abusing your child?

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