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An 18-year-old Florida man who was badly beaten by the father of the child he is accused of molesting was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday.
Raymond Frolander took a deal to avoid a mandatory life sentence, pleading no contest to the charge of lewd or lascivious molestation of a child, according to NBC station WESH and court records.
The case made headlines around the world after Frolander was allegedly caught in the act of molesting an 11-year-old child by the boy’s furious father, who beat him into unconsciousness and called police, telling authorities, "I just walked in and found a grown man molesting (my child), and I got him in a bloody puddle for you right now."
The father was not charged for the assault. He has said he would have killed Frolander, but his son stopped him.
The dad told reporters Thursday that "He's going to learn in the next 25 years why I let him live," WESH reported.
Frolander will have to register as a sex offender for life and will be required to wear a GPS monitor after he’s released from prison, the station reported.
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