Dad Catches Family Member Molesting Kids

Sandy Malone

Spotsylvania County sheriff's deputies may have saved Mark Stanley's life when they arrived on scene to arrest him.

Spotsylvania, VA – Spotsylvania County sheriff’s deputies rescued a man from an enraged father who had caught the 60-year-old family member locked in a bedroom with two young children and his pants off.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Dec. 29 when a father woke up early and went to check on his two-year-old and three-year-old children in their home located in the 6800-block of Luce Lane, WSET reported.

Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Captain Liz Scott said the father opened his children’s bedroom door and found 60-year-old Mark Stanley with his pants off, molesting the toddlers.

Capt. Scott said the father asked Stanley what he was doing and the older man pushed him out of the bedroom and locked the door, WSET reported.

Police said the enraged father forced his way back into the room and began beating Stanley.

Somebody inside the house called 911 and dispatchers could hear screaming in the background, WSET reported.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they found the father armed with a handgun and quickly approaching the man who allegedly molested his children, WJLA reported.

Deputies asked the father to drop the weapon and he complied, WSET reported.

Then they arrested Stanley, WJLA reported.

Capt. Scott said that deputies may have saved Stanley's life when they showed up to arrest him, WSET reported.

Investigators said that Stanley was in Spotsylvania County visiting family for the holidays.

He was transported to the hospital and treated for his injuries and then booked into the Rappahannock Regional Jail, WSET reported.

Stanley has been charged with two counts of indecent liberties and one count of domestic assault.

He was being held in jail without bond, WSET reported.

Police said the father who caught Stanley with his children would not face any charges for beating the suspect before police arrived.

Both of the children were taken to the hospital to be evaluated and treated, WJLA reported.

It wasn’t known if they were awake during the incident.

Comments (64)
investigator
investigator

God bless that father!!! I hope the perp gets the same thing done to him, in jail, and worse!!

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JBoH
JBoH

Judging from the suspect's face, that dad must have one hell of a right hook!

TEllis
TEllis

Damn right, beat his ass

GIJOE62
GIJOE62

Being a dad that's been in that situation, I feel for that dad and for the family. He did what any dad would've done and that's protect his kids. Those kids will need to have counseling plus the mom and dad.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Good thing this didn't happen in New York; the molester would have been released with a ticket to appear in court.

Bad situation all around, but the Dad did what was needed to protect his kids. And even worse, Stanley was a family member of the toddlers, was staying with them for the holidays.

Ibizian
Ibizian

I wish that's what @HighestCommDemonator sees when he looks in his mirror!

Not so sure the perp is "lucky" the sheriff saved him or not. He's not likely to fare well in jail either!

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

To damned bad both sides of his face didn't look like this!

DVetZer0
DVetZer0

Yeah, most of us would have beat his ass. Glad the police aren't charging the father.

RetCanMilSpouse
RetCanMilSpouse

This is a good look for that dirtbag. Hopefully when he's in prison, his fellow inmates will help him keep it.

Marxest
Marxest

Wow. He gave him a good beating! That mans needs to spend the rest of his life behind bars if those charges are true.

LynnSB
LynnSB

Rotten piece of worthless shit I think he deserves a goddamn bullet to the brain how could anybody do something like that to children and his own goddamn relatives on top of it he’s a disgusting waste of oxygen

bryantrent
bryantrent

Good for the father

DR226
DR226

Glad to see the dad found him when he did and hope no physical harm to the children accurd, shit 2 and 3 years old what a scum. Dad should've tenderize his head a little more.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

Indecent liberties? They couldn’t come up with a more sinister title for a charge this heinous than this?

Kudos to the father for beating lowestdenomination for what he was doing!

Wish505
Wish505

Hum I would have walked in and seen what was going on and why and I would have said whoops wrong house and would have driven around the block a few times.

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

Hope he gets his just due in jail..but i doubt that will happen. He will register as sex offender n walk..most likely

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Disgusting piece of shit!!! Good job dad!!

If this had been California or New York, they would have already released him and asked him pretty please promise to come back to court, oh and here's some gift cards and a free cell phone too. F••ked up shit!!

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

#needsgoodinvestigation

Popcop.M1
Popcop.M1

Father did 50% good. He missed the other half. This would have ended my career. He would've left the house in a body bag.

Janken
Janken

I would have killed the sob

TruelyTexan
TruelyTexan

Should have saved tax payers money and let thr father eliminate this trash.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

usual suspect.

gewargis3
gewargis3

OMG!! What????? Transported to the hospital and treated for his injuries! I'm mad. They should take him in the street and cut off his penis while every one watches!!! and Yes I dam mean it.

ajl1957
ajl1957

I am so glad that the Father was not charged. Child molesters should get the death penalty

AbbyH
AbbyH

Hopefully This Evil is given life behind bars. I know he will burn in Hell for all eternity. Thank God the father was able to protect his kids.

Luscious775
Luscious775

Nice family member! Wonder how he’s related? Props to the cops and a good Dad

Cop Watch
Cop Watch

the cops got there too soon! also i am surprised that the cops showed restraint and didn't shoot the dad for holding a gun!

elrayoex
elrayoex

He woulda looked MUCH worse if it had been me there.

Morgana
Morgana

I guess when he locked me out, I would have took time to get my 10mm piece to blow the crap out of him when I got back in.


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