Father pleads not guilty to beating sex offender

A father in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu is pleading not guilty to assault charges after he was accused of beating a convicted child molester.

The man alleges the pedophile molested his son.

The pedophile is currently serving an 18-month jail sentence after pleading guilty to six sex-related charges.

The father cannot be named in order to protect his son's identity.