The Florida father who beat his 11-year-old son’s molester until he was unconscious says he would have killed the 18-year-old abuser if his son didn’t stop him.
35-year-old Jason Browning says he walked in on 18-year-old Raymond Frolander naked with his 11-year-old son, and in a fit of rage, he began to beat the life out of him.
“My son is the one who stepped in front of me and stopped me,” Browning said. “My son saved his attacker's life, so who's really the hero in this situation? I was going to kill him.”
Browning admits that after he beat Frolander into a coma, he went into the kitchen to get a knife, but his son stepped in and stopped him. Frolander was reportedly considered to be a member of the Browning family, and the father says he had no idea that his son was being raped.
“There was nothing uncommon to let the kids go in the bedroom and play video games together and now I have to wonder why the door was shut,” Browning said.
Browning says that he was actually molested as a child, so he understands what his son is going through.
“I'm not going to pressure anything on him,” said Browning. “I know exactly what he's going through, when he's ready to talk about it, he will.”
Frolander’s mug shot went viral last week, and when the 18-year-old appeared in court, his face was so badly beaten that he was virtually unrecognizable. When Browning initially called 911, he informed police that he had the boy in a “bloody puddle.”
“I just walked in on a grown man molesting [my son],” Browning allegedly said. “And I got him in a bloody puddle for you right now, officer.”
Police have said that Browning will not be charged for beating Frolander. The 18-year-old is currently being held without bail after admitting that he repeatedly sexually abused the 11-year-old. Frolander admitted that the sexual acts began when Browning's son was only 8 years old.