Father Beats Relative Accused Of Molesting His Young Children

Mark Stanley, 60

Mark Stanley, 60

A Virginia father broke down a door and started beating his relative after finding the 61-year-old standing naked in a room with his two children.

The father woke up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and went to check on his children, ages 2 and 3. When he opened their door, he found Mark Stanley in the room with his pants down. Stanley shoved the man out of the room and locked the door. 

The father forced the door open and started viciously attacking Stanley. When the police arrived, the man was pointing a gun at Stanley but dropped it at the command of an officer.

Stanley suffered "severe injuries" including bruises over all his face and was taken to the hospital for treatment. He was charged with two counts of indecent liberties and one count of domestic assault. The children were also brought to the hospital for evaluation, and the police said that Stanley could face additional charges as they continue their investigation. 

The father was not arrested and is not facing charges for attacking Stanley.

Photo: Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office