The parents of a young girl were shocked to learn that police are planning to charge them with crimes for detaining a child rapist who came into their home to have sex with their 13-year-old daughter.
Police in Vancouver Island, Canada, said that the parents are facing charges of assault causing bodily harm and forcible confinement for tying up the 28-year-old child rapist in their home before he had the chance to rape their daughter.
The suspect is not facing any charges.
The parents of the girl said that after they saw sexually explicit messages on their daughter’s phone, they learned that the rapist was trying to have sex with their daughter because he wanted to be the first to have sex with her.
Several weeks ago, the parents called the police to report that criminal activity, but officers did nothing.
The police told the parents to block the man’s phone number from their daughter’s phone.
On Thursday, the rapist broke into the girl’s home and proceeded to go to her room in order to have sex with her.
The parents quickly detained the man and used zip ties to retrain his hands and feet.
They then called the police who arrived at the home located in the 3600 block of Bruce Street and remove the man’s restraints.
The man was then taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
The parents are furious as police notified them of the pending charges of assault causing bodily harm and forcible confinement for tying up the rapist.
The parents went public with their story and condemned the police for pushing them for trying to protect their daughter.
Police Cpl. Amelia Hayden warned parents against becoming vigilantes or taking the law into their own hands.