NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A father was arrested after police said he stabbed another man accused of sexually assaulting his 16-year-old daughter. Police said the accused is the teen’s grandfather.
The mother told Metropolitan Nashville Police that she learned her daughter was being sexually assaulted by her grandfather. The girl’s father learned of the information, and went to talk to the grandmother.
When he returned, police said he went into a back room with the grandfather and began stabbing him. The mother told police she heard the grandfather yelling “I’m sorry, I’m sorry.”
She called 911, and the grandfather was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Police said he was stabbed in the chest, sides and back.
The father was taken into custody and charged with attempted criminal homicide.
Police are investigating the claims of sexual assault.
NewsChannel 5 does not identify victims of sexual assaults, and withheld the name of the accused to protect the victim’s identity.