DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Volusia County father who beat up an 18-year-old who he says sexually abused his 11-year-old son says he doesn't want his family to hide what they have been through.
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Jason Browning says he has been the victim of sexual abuse and says he wanted to kill Jason Frolander when he allegedly caught him naked with his son.
Browning says not only did he beat him, he went to the kitchen and grabbed a knife.
"My son is the one who stepped in front of me and stopped me. My son saved his attackers life, so who's really the hero in this situation?" he said.
Browning says Frolander was like family, and it was not unsual for him to be alone with his kids.
"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 he too was victimized as a child. He says stopping the attack was the easy part, talking to his son about it has been much more difficult.
"I'm not going to pressure anything on him, like I said i know exactly what he's going through, when he's ready to talk about it, he will," he said.
Frolander is behind bars in the Volusia County jail.