The father of a 4 and 7-year-old girl, who were targeted by a 67-year-old man, took matters into his own hands after a judge gave the pedophile a slap on the wrist and let him go.
According to the police report, Kenneth Faulkner pummeled the sex offender, Thomas Williams in the face repeatedly before throwing him down a flight of stairs, where he continued the attack. Williams was taken to the hospital for treatment and is expected to recover without permanent injuries.
Williams was indicted on two counts of solicitation of a minor, defined as “unlawfully and intentionally and being eighteen years of age or older, by means of oral, written, or electronic communication, electronic mail or Internet services, directly or through another, to intentionally command, request, hire, persuade, invite or attempt to induce a person, to-wit to engage in the offense of sexual battery by an authority figure.”
When it came time for sentencing, however, he was given just three years probation and ordered to be on the sex offender registry. The young girls’ father, Faulkner, was furious that Thomas would face no jail time.
“I met him on the street and he winked at me and smiled at me,” Faulkner told local news.
He says that’s what pushed him over the edge and drove him to confront Thomas at his home.
“He opened the door and came outside and I asked him, ‘Why did you do it to my children?’ And all he could say was he ‘didn’t know.’ I kicked his butt,” said Faulkner.
Faulkner was arrested and given a bond of $6,000, something he finds ironic since the sex offender he attacked was given a lower bond and did less jail time for his crime.
“This man did no jail time. My bond is higher than his, triple his.”
Watch the interview below:
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H/T – WKRN