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Tag: Father’s revenge


Spokane father took a big risk and got lucky

Question: If someone were sexually preying on your child, what would you do?

A Spokane father faced that question recently, and his answer raised a slew of new questions about vigilante justice. An AP article (TNT 6/19) described the disturbing sexual predation of the man’s 15-year-old daughter and the family’s ruse to lure her abuser and detain him until the police arrived.

After checking up on their daughter’s Facebook account – an eminently justifiable privacy invasion – the girl’s parents realized that their daughter had become sexually involved with a 30-year-old man. One can imagine the swirling, perhaps

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