A dad brutally beat a pastor after he reportedly caught him touching his young son inappropriately.
Police have stated that the Oklahoma father, who was angry after recording the incident at school bus stop, flew into a fit of rage.
Michael Coghill, a 33-year-old Oklahoma father, was already suffering from a black eye and a fractured skull when cops arrived.
After the father showed officers the recording, the 33-year old was charged with indecent acts to a child. He is currently being held at the Oklahoma City Detention Center.
Police have yet to confirm whether the father will face charges in connection with the attack.
News9 reported it was not the first incident reported where Coghill is accused of following and interacting with the boy.
According to the nine-year old, he had previously seen Coghill running in the same area many times before the attack at the bus stop.
The minor felt uncomfortable after being touched inappropriately on Monday.
The pastor, Lakehoma Church of Christ, was not located in the vicinity where the bus stop is.
The boy’s father decided that he would handle the matter himself and headed with his son to the bus stop.
He left the car there he could still see his son, and waited for Coghill’s arrival.
The pastor then took video from his car of the incident.
Cops believe that the pastor ran past a boy who was waiting to be picked up, then turned around and returned where he touched the child.
After recording the incident, the father, furious, confronted Coghill and brutally beat him, leaving the cleric with serious injuries.
Officers say he was left with a fractured skull and a cracked left orbital socket, leading to a black eye.
After the incident, neighbors were in shock.
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“There’s hardly any words that are camera appropriate,” News9 interviewed Lisa Ward who witnessed the event.
“It’s just sickening. He knew the time he would be there every day, that was the hardest part, the most disgusting part,” Ward said.
Lakehoma Church of Christ issued a statement denouncing Coghill’s actions, and saying that he had been’relieved of his duties’.
Coghill’s profile was removed from the church website.
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