Molester free while dad who bashed him could be jailed
UPDATE: A QUEENSLAND father who bashed a man caught molesting his 10-year-old son is facing a prison sentence, while the boy's attacker walks free.In a highly unusual case, Shane Thomas Davidson was spared jail despite pleading guilty to molesting the boy on State Of Origin night last year.
Judge Ian Dearden told Beenleigh District Court the sentence was reduced because the young victim's father had wrongly taken action into his own hands and badly beaten Davidson."There is no place in our community for a vigilante approach," he said.
Davidson was sentenced on Monday to a nine-month intensive corrections order.The boy's father is awaiting trial on one count of grievous bodily harm, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
Today, the father's brother told Radio 4BC's Greg Carey that his sibling snapped after the boy repeated his claim that he had been molested to his mother and then to friends from across the street."My brother just lost it then; he dragged him (the sex offender) outside", the brother said.He said he arrived at the scene to discover "my brother in handcuffs sitting in the back of a police car".
He said it was up to the public to decided whether the pedophile had suffered enough for his crime.The brother said the pedophile's abuse of his nephew had "absolutely put a wedge in all of our hearts".