After walking in on a family member molesting his two young children, a protective father began beating the predator and would’ve likely killed him if the police hadn’t arrived. Now, the officers have announced the dad’s fate for defending his vulnerable children.
In what can only be described as a parent’s worst nightmare, a Virginia father encountered a shocking scene after walking into his children’s room and seeing Mark Stanley. However, it’s the local authorities’ handling of the situation that has set a precedent for any protective parent finding themselves having to defend their children from such a monster.
While visiting family members in Spotsylvania County, Stanly decided to take advantage of his generous relatives’ hospitality in the worst way imaginable. While everyone else was asleep, Stanley slipped into the bedroom shared by the family’s two very young children.
As if by intuition, the father awoke in the early morning hours with the compulsion to get up and check on his children. It was then that the loving dad witnessed a horrifying scene that no parent ever wishes to see for their children.
According to WSET, the father walked into the bedroom shared by his 2- and 3-year-old children to find 60-year-old Mark Stanley in a compromising position. The elderly relative was nude from the waist down and in the process of molesting the youngsters.
Taken aback by the sight, the father demanded to know what Stanley was doing with his children. In a panic, the child molester charged at his victims’ dad, shoving him out of the room and locking him out. Expectedly, the protective father instantly became ballistic. Police say that the father burst back into the room and tackled Stanley, relentlessly beating him for taking advantage of his innocent children.
Once the dad had his fill of pounding on his children’s abuser, he left the room temporarily but came back with a pistol to finish the job. Incredibly, deputies arrived just before the father could take his plan any further. Stanley was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries before hauling him off to jail. However, it was the authorities’ subsequent treatment of the father that really makes the story.
Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office Captain Liz Scott confirmed that the father may have killed Stanley if they hadn’t arrived at that moment, but the protective dad isn’t facing any charges. Instead, the father’s actions have been treated as justified in the defense of his young children.
Stanley was booked at Rappahannock Regional Jail and held without bond. He was charged with two counts of indecent liberties and a single count of domestic assault, but additional charges are expected to follow.
Mark Stanley is certain to spend some lengthy prison time for his actions. Of course, the amount of time behind bars is the least of his worries, as even the most violent offenders particularly despise child molesters and enjoy dishing out their own brutal form of prison justice.
The fact that the father isn’t facing charges for his actions is the one piece of good news to come from the ordeal. Hopefully, his children will have a smooth recovery from their abuse, but at least they will always be able to depend on their father to protect them.