It is quite an interesting story as both the fethers where present at the time.
edmontonsun.com - Edmonton News - Man pleads guilty in sex-related vigilante case (external - login to view)
A hammerhead who decided to take the law into his own hands after his best friend’s twin sons molested his young daughter Friday owned up to his armed vigilantism.
The 36-year-old Wetaskiwin man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his daughter, pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon and careless use of a firearm.
According to agreed facts, the man fired off a gun while confronting the boys and then, after drinking half a bottle of booze with their dad, he had the twins put their hands on his truck bumper so he could hit them with a hammer.
The man struck the hand of one of the then-16-year-old city boys with the hammer, but when he tried to strike the other teen’s hand, the boy managed to pull it away.
The following day the boy with the injured hand went to see his school nurse and revealed what had happened and Edmonton police were called.
According to the agreed facts, the two men are the “best of friends” and have known each other for 27 years. The two families visited each other frequently and the twins would often play with the Wetaskiwin man’s daughters.
On March 31, 2007, the twins were visiting in Wetaskiwin and playing in the basement with the girls. At one point, they took turns putting their hand underneath the clothes of the then-five-year-old girl and touching her privates.
Later, the girls’ mom went downstairs and saw her daughter’s pants were partially undone and noted the twins looked like they had been caught doing something wrong.
The girl told what happened after being questioned and the father told the twins to pack up and get in his truck.
During the late-night drive to Edmonton, the man pulled over, grabbed a handgun and told the teens to get out. He then demanded to know exactly what they had done and, after hearing the details, shot off a round.
He then drove the teens home and their father joined them in the truck. At that point both men became emotional and cried while discussing the incident.
The teens were told to get the men a 26-ounce bottle of liquor and, after they polished off half, the Wetaskiwin man asked his pal, “what should I do – smack their hand with a hammer?” The friend replied: “It’s up to you – you might get your point across.”
The teens were then told to put their hands on the rear bumper of the truck.
According to the agreed facts, the teen hit with the hammer, who was also the one who initiated the sexual contact, pleaded guilty to sexual assault in youth court and was placed on probation and ordered to get treatment.
The Crown did not proceed with charges against his twin.
Court heard police later executed a search warrant at the Wetaskiwin man’s farm near Pigeon Lake and seized two rifles, a shotgun and two handguns, all of which were unsafely stored, and ammunition.
A sentencing hearing for the man is set for Tuesday.
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