Detroit Nabe Beats Child Rapist w/Baseball Bat After Waiting Month for Arrest


Detroit is quickly becoming a libertarian experiment as governance collapses. Can’t get the police to respond because of a backlog and budget cuts? Do it the old-fashioned way.

Community members in one Detroit neighborhood took matters into their own hands and beat an accused rapist of a 15-year-old girl with Down Syndrome after they say Detroit Police failed to respond.

Friday marks the 23rd day without an arrest after the 15-year-old victim said a man grabbed her while she was walking to work, took her to his apartment and raped her in early July.

The suspect lives in the same neighborhood as the victim. Members of the Hubbard Farms community say the man has mental health issues. They posted his face on flyers around the neighborhood to warn others.

Family friend of the victim, Megan Herres says the teen waited for seven hours at the hospital for Detroit Police to administer a rape kit. She reportedly waited five days before police interviewed her about the sexual assault and 21 days until Detroit Police sent the rape kit to the Michigan State Police Crime Lab.

Other community members were equally outraged at what they believed was a lack of response by Detroit Police and on Monday took matters into their own hands. The community beat the accused rapist with a baseball bat so badly he needed to go to the hospital.

Herres said vigilante justice is not the answer, but frustrations grew and boiled over.

In Detroit it does seem like the answer assuming the question was how to keep a child rapist from raping again. Is it justice? That’s a complex question. But when cities begin to implode and those services that used to work slowly and badly, all but cease responding, it’s survival.

Maybe the people of Detroit can make some kind of working society once the union members have given up and headed on to feed off other cities.

I wouldn’t bet too hard on it, but you never know.

  • BeautifulAmerica

    Yes, of course, it’s justice, as well as common sense taking over. Crime deserves punishment, especially this kind of crime.

    FEAR of punishment is the ONLY deterrent to those who choose to give in to their vices.

    • Watcher 87

      It’s not the fear of punishment that deters criminals, it’s the certainty of punishment that works…

      • BeautifulAmerica

        The certainty! Yes.

        I bow to your greater knowledge.

  • capt_z1

    Looks like this will become the justice in America. The clowns we have elected are all do nothings, regardless of party affiliation

    • mvhdheu

      This is more of a Detroit thing. If this had happened in neighboring Grosse Point the investigation would be finished already and if there was evidence the rapist would be sitting in jail.

  • Arkansas

    Accused … beaten. Seems like you have your priorities nicely in order.

  • UCSPanther

    If the law doesn’t do its job and ensure justice is done and in a timely manner, you will see people starting to “do it themselves”.

    Nothing enrages people more than rapists, especially ones who prey on children and the disabled, and that’s exactly what was seen here…

    • mvhdheu

      True. Additionally, what are the odds the incompetent Detroit PD are going to catch the vigilantes anyway? They couldn’t catch a criminal to save their lives I don’t see how they’re going to catch the vigilantes.

  • ratonis

    Justice would have been the “Italian method.”

  • mvhdheu

    Law enforcement in Detroit is pathetic. It’s sad that the Detroit PD is so bungling and incompetent that they couldn’t process the damn rape kit already. It’s been almost a month. Also, I’ve read in other articles that this guy has a history of mental illness and has supposedly approached other children. Do you really expect these people to live with the threat of a child rapist? If this guy lived next door to Gov. Rick Snyder and allegedly raped one of his children do you think he’d still be on the loose?

  • Robin

    The punishment should fit the crime. Instead of beating him with a baseball bat, they should have cut off his pecker. I guarantee there would not be a repeat offense.