Pedophile decked by Dad

Thursday, January 26th, 2006 9:44 am by Neal

The Sun-Sentinel has this story on a man who decks a school aide accused of molesting his daughter (and other girls) at school. Given recent cases of pedophiles receiving light sentences, if any, for their awful crimes, one can hardly blame this guy. If the school worker is convicted, all charges on Dad should be dismissed.

TAMPA — An angry father who marched into a classroom and punched a teacher’s assistant in the face said Wednesday he was protecting his 15-year-old daughter, who had accused the man of inappropriately touching her.

Dave F. Swafford, 42, was charged with felony battery on a school employee after he hit the 35-year-old aide in front of a class full of students at Lakewood Ranch High School near Bradenton Tuesday morning, authorities said. He was also named “Father of the Year” by a local radio station for his actions.

“I’m not real proud of what I did,” Swafford told The Associated Press Wednesday. “You have to protect your children, and my daughter does not lie to me.”

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