A Texas father killed a man by repeatedly punching him in the head after he caught the man allegedly trying to sexually abuse his 4-year-old daughter.

The 23-year-old father killed a 47-year-old man from Gonzalez, Texas after catching him with the child in some brush. So far, no charges have been filed against the father.


Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon said, "You have a right to defend your daughter. He acted in defense of his third person. Once the investigation is completed we will submit it to the district attorney who then submits it to the grand jury, who will decide if they will indict him."

The Lavaca County grand jury will now decide if the man will face any charges. According to CNN, the girl was taken to the hospital and later released. The names of the father and the alleged attacker have not been released.