Family Beats Tallahassee Man Accused of Molesting Toddler
Man accused molesting two year old released from hospital, taken to jail.
Posted: 10:39 AM Feb 25, 2010
Reporter: Julie Montanaro
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2.25.10 11:12 P.M. by Heather Biance
"The guy's just sick," says neighbor Trenton Pope.
Dawn Lauren Lane. a quiet dead-end road on the East side of Tallahassee wasn't so sleepy Thursday morning after 38-year-old Erik McDonald broke into a neighbors home and stands accused of molesting a 2-year-old.
"He took his shoes off and and he took his jacket off like he was making himself comfortable in my Mom's house, while everyone was sleeping," says the victim's Aunt.
McDonald, who's a diagnosed schizophrenic, admitted to Police that he had both sex and oral sex with the child after voices in his head told him to do so.
"2 years old. That's sick. The whole thing is just sick," says neighbor Anthony Baker.
An aunt walked into the living room, catching McDonald in the act. She grabbed a machete to keep him captive while another aunt and the child's mother beat him with anything in sight.
McDonald's mugshot clearly shows his bleeding forehead and a black eye.
Several neighbors agreed with the force used and say they probably would have done the same thing.
"I'm not sure I blame them for that. it was my 2-year-old," says neighbor Gordon Guthrie.
"I wasn't hear to protect my niece so it's weighing heavy on me right now," says the victim's Aunt.
The victim's Aunt says the young girl and her mother were only visiting town for a few days and were planning to head back home Thursday night.
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