Virginia father brutally beats up 60-year-old pedophile after finding him half naked in his children's room

Investigation revealed that Stanley, 60, who is from North Carolina had been visiting family members during the holidays


                            Virginia father brutally beats up 60-year-old pedophile after finding him half naked in his children's room
Mark Stanley (Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office)

SPOTSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA: A father in Virginia took the law into his own hands after beating a man who allegedly tried to molest his two children.

According to a statement by Captain Elizabeth Scott of the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office, police received a call about a disturbance at Luce Lane in Spotsylvania County. When they arrived, they found a man named Mark Stanley with severe bruises to his face.

The scene was described as "chaotic". "Upon entry into the home, deputies also encountered a male displaying a handgun and quickly approaching the older gentleman. Deputies quickly engaged the male giving him commands to drop the weapon, which he did," said the statement. The incident took place on December 29, 2019. 

Stanley, 60, who is from North Carolina had been visiting family members during the holidays, an investigation revealed. Trouble began when one of the family members had awoken in the morning and decided to check on their two kids — aged 2 and 3.

"When the family member opened the children’s bedroom door, he found the suspect, Mr Stanley in the room with the children nude from the waist down. When the family member questioned what he was doing in the room, Mr Stanley pushed the family member out of the room, then locking the door," the police said. 

The father then forced his way into the room and beat Stanley. He was later taken to the hospital and then booked at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond. He was charged with two counts of Indecent Liberties and one count of Domestic Assault. The children were also taken to the hospital to be evaluated for injuries, the police said. 

No charges were brought against the family member. The police said there may be additional charges filed against him during the course of the investigation.

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