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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Roxana A. Soto is a Staff Writer for MamásLatinas. She's a bilingual and bicultural journalist born in Peru and raised in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa and Miami. She's also mom to a first-grader and a preschooler. She loves languages, traveling and good food – especially if it's cooked by someone else.

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If i catched someone abusing my child i would ge a "machete" or anything closed to one & kill him no if's or but's...I will kill him...after that i know i would go crazy so i would finished it up by chopping him piece by piece.....
theha...

I probably would not be strong enough to kill because  that wont be enough ounishment. I would hit himwith everything until he couldn't move, then go boil water and drop it in his genitals.  He might die from the pain, but will never be able to use it again bacause I will make sure he is scar for life.

SEA0701

I would have done the same thing, and scream for help so someone else could come beat his ass while I take my hija away and call 911.

I so sad to know that most the time that young children are abused is by them own family members and friends. We tell our kids not to talk to strangers but we don't stop to think about people who are close to us!

I hope the father does not go to jail for this, cause any parent would have done the same sh*t!!

sweet...

I don't ver want to kill someone and I bet probably that father didn't want to kill anyone. But I am sure if I see someone sexually asaulting my kids I will beat the shit out of him/her until him/er can't move. 

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