WATCH: This Man Is About To Kill The Man Who Raped His 12-Year-Old Son [FULL VIDEO]


Not only did he kidnap but apparently sexually abused him. The father was having none of that!

Meet karate coach Jeff Doucet.

Jeff Doucet, like many molesters, tested the limits with Jody Plauche to groom him for abuse. courtesy of Jody Plauche

That’s him, walking off a plane and into the Baton Rouge, La., airport on March 16, 1984. There’s a sheriff with him. News cameras are rolling. He’s accused of repeatedly molesting an 11-year-old boy, Jody Plauche, then kidnapping him to Disneyland. A rape kit proved he sodomized him more there.

Now meet Jody’s dad, Gary Plauche.

That’s him, waiting by a bank of pay phones. He’s got a .38 snub-nosed revolver in his right boot.

He’s facing the wall, talking on one of the phones to his best friend, Jimmy.

“Here he comes,” Gary whispered. “You’re about to hear a shot.”

Then Gary Plauche reached down for the gun, spun around and fired a hollow-point bullet into Doucet’s brain from three feet away. Then he lowered the gun, turned around and hung up the phone. A TV camera caught it all. Doucet would be dead within 24 hours. (Editor’s note: The video is powerful and discretion is advised.)

At the Plauche residence, Gary’s wife, June, was just coming home and turned on the news.

“An unidentified man has shot Jeff Doucet in the airport,” the news anchor said. June’s knees buckled. She fell backward onto the carpet.

When June saw Gary that night in lockup, the first thing she said was, “You’re going to hell for this, you know that, right?”

“I know,” Gary said.

Hell, maybe. Jail, no.

Gary Plauche got seven years on a suspended sentence, five years probation, and 300 hours of community service, which he did at his local church, mostly cutting the grass. The judge said he was no threat to the community.

A judge said that Gary Plauche, shown here attending a Saints game, was no threat to the community, so he received a suspended sentence for killing his son’s molester. courtesy of Jody Plauche
And how did the boy feel? He was angry — at his dad.

“I didn’t want him dead,” says Jody Plauche, now 40. “I just wanted him to stop.”

Jody went on to be a four-sport letterman in high school, but the most important thing he’s done is teach parents how to reduce the risk of pedophiles such as Doucet and Sandusky molesting their kids, through his work at a victims’ services center in Norristown, Penn.

“I got a letter once from a woman, who wrote, ‘I told my daughter if somebody ever touches you inappropriately, it’s not murder. It’s worse than murder. It kills a child’s soul.’ So what’s that little girl supposed to say if she ever gets molested?” says Plauche. “She doesn’t want her soul to die. So she doesn’t tell anybody.”

Jody’s dad made the same mistake.

“My dad was absolutely too extreme,” Jody said. “He used to tell people, ‘If anybody ever touches my kid, I’ll kill him.’ I knew he wasn’t kidding. That’s why I couldn’t tell anybody. And that’s exactly what he ended up doing.”

Doucet’s abuse of Plauche started one day when he asked which of his young athletes wanted to learn to drive.

Jody’s hand shot up. Next thing you knew, he was sitting on Doucet’s lap, steering a 280Z.

“But then his hands were in my lap,” said Plauche, who was 10 at the time. “I’m thinking, ‘What’s going on here? Maybe it’s an accident?’ So I didn’t say anything. But now I know he was testing the boundaries. Textbook pedophilia. They all test boundaries. Sandusky played tickle monster.”

Doucet would stop practice and send the rest of the kids to 7-Eleven for snacks. “Not you, Jody,” he’d add. “I need to do some extra work with you.” And he’d shepherd him into his back room.

Jody Plauche, shown years after his abduction, was afraid to tell his dad about his abuser because his father might kill the man. As an adult, Plauche encourages parents to not talk about sexual abuse in extreme terms. courtesy of Jody Plauche
There’s a certain kind of sick manipulation that pedophile coaches use. Jody would come up with all kinds of excuses why he didn’t want to go to karate practice. Doucet would show up at his house anyway and drag him off. Jody’s mom let him go because she thought coaches knew best.

One day, Doucet grabbed the boy and took him on a bus from Port Arthur, Texas, bound for Los Angeles. Jody went missing for 10 days until Doucet finally let him call his mom, collect. Police tracked the call to a motel in Anaheim. Doucet would be extradited back to Baton Rouge and his death.

“My dad went to the airport figuring he was going to die,” says the son. “He said either Jeff or him was gonna die that night.”

Jody is still single and says, “I don’t want kids. Do I not want them because of what happened? Probably. And I’m not gay. I like women. I just … my cousin lost his child at 6 years old. I don’t ever want to feel that kind of pain.”

The pain he used to feel every time he looked at his father is gone now, though.

“It’s not right to take someone’s life,” he says, “but when someone’s that bad a person, it doesn’t bother you much in the long run.”

Says June, “Are you kidding? Do you know how many kids weren’t molested because he’s no longer on this earth?”

Jody works in Baton Rouge now, but he still speaks often on child sexual abuse. He’ll join boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart on a panel in late October at, remarkably, Penn State University.

Gary, though, doesn’t speak much at all anymore, after suffering a stroke four years ago. But surely he remembers.

One day, maybe a year after the murder, he and his son were walking along when they saw a man who looked strikingly like Doucet.

Jody was trembling.

“Wow,” he said to his dad. “I really thought it was him!”

Gary paused a second and then said, plainly, “I knew it wasn’t.”


  1. Marlon

    May 6, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    I wish I had been on his jury. I would have said “NOT GUILTY” till the cows come home.

    • Sheila

      May 10, 2017 at 11:08 pm

      I think that ANYONE that molests a child should be shot! No trial!

      • Greg

        May 12, 2017 at 3:59 pm

        Then what do you do when a child lies? Bring the accused back to life?

        • Ben Petrione

          May 13, 2017 at 3:38 pm

          He did not lie
          from what is known
          the kidnapping alone use to bring the death penalty

        • Rattrap

          December 30, 2017 at 8:49 pm

          Finally, somebody with a mind that’s functioning normally.

          • Rattrap

            December 30, 2017 at 8:53 pm

            Replied to Greg.

      • Marlene Arseneault

        May 16, 2017 at 7:54 pm


    • mary ann c golden

      May 11, 2017 at 9:46 pm

      WAY TO GO dad!! SHOT THE sob

    • Stephen Galat

      May 13, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      “La justice est fait…..”

    • Larry Rosser

      May 14, 2017 at 9:50 am

      Good for that father. Let him go

    • T Baker

      May 14, 2017 at 7:27 pm

      the father should be rewarded with honor….he may have saved other children from this devil…..maybe.

    • Jesus Padilla

      May 19, 2017 at 7:23 pm

      Check out maurice very closely.

    • Joy Beum

      June 8, 2017 at 2:22 am

      Probation was unnecessary. He’s not a killer. He’s a dad.
      He saved the state a bundle and justice was served.

    • JOE CASH

      August 15, 2017 at 8:26 am


    • Linda Cain

      August 21, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      I agree. If this happened more often, instead of some judge slapping their wrist, maybe they would think twice and our children would be safer.

  2. SIMPLEMAN1776

    May 6, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    I would have shot him to death if I was the arresting officer…no don’t , stop resisting I say…., blam, blam, blam, blam as he sits on his couch..

  3. Ken Verdine

    May 7, 2017 at 6:27 am

    I agree the man was scum but to me death does not fit the crime!. Remember a life for a life, but the boy is still alive . My heart breaks for the boy and he has a whole life to find closure and find a wife and make a family!, but this man is dead … !

    • Hope

      May 7, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      That child was forever changed. Yes he can do all those things but he will have that memory to haunt him for the rest of his life. He deserved what he got.

    • Lee bomhard

      May 7, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      Another bleeding heart liberal

      • Tyler

        May 12, 2017 at 11:45 am

        I’m a liberal and i believe the should’ve shit down this guys neck


    • Penny

      May 10, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      No that boy died during the rape, all that is left is an empty shell. He will never be the same person. Unless it happened to you,you know nothing. And yes death is the only ‘cure’ for the crime.

    • Tim van patten

      May 12, 2017 at 4:52 am

      Yeah so what you can’t rehabilitate childmolestesters… Scumbag won’t hurt another child hahaha

      • The Loki

        July 6, 2017 at 12:15 pm

        He’s rehabilitated now though. 😉

    • Greg

      May 12, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      Sorry, he was a sick bastard and deserved to die for what he did to that child!! ??

    • Karen

      May 13, 2017 at 10:01 am

      It likely wasnt his 1st rodeo, the victim will never get his former innocence back either

    • civwar54

      May 13, 2017 at 11:36 am

      The boy now knows that his dad was there for him, to erase the life of the man who did this to his son, no matter the consequences. I’d say the boy has at least been partially saved by the actions of a loving, caring father. God bless this family!

    • Taz

      May 13, 2017 at 12:39 pm

      As he should be.. what if it was your son or daughter?

    • Patricia K Robinson

      May 16, 2017 at 8:48 am

      As HE Should be

    • Richy_rich

      May 18, 2017 at 10:53 am

      So what? He sexually assaulted a child who could not defend himself. The child will carry this on his shoulders for the rest of his life. The pedophile has no place in our society. Cant believe you would sympathize for a child molestor

    • Michael "Popeye" Ladd

      June 3, 2017 at 12:14 am

      But you should also consider how many kids he saved. Guys like that don’t just do that kind of thing one time only.

    • Cindy Jagneaux

      August 14, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      it is not a life you want to live

    • JOE CASH

      August 15, 2017 at 8:28 am


    • Gale Robinson

      August 21, 2017 at 10:28 am

      Can you say the boy has been ruined in the same aftermath of any rape, male or female. That man took his future from him. He may never recover.

    • Julie Marsh

      August 22, 2017 at 7:51 pm

      You obviously have never been sexually molested or raped!!
      He got what he deserved. Bleeding heart liberal.So tax payers should of paid for his ass to sit in prison and get out and do it again? Unless your one of those people who think you can cure these creatures, if so then you are delusional

    • Susan

      August 24, 2017 at 8:24 am

      “this boy has his whole life….”
      If this kidnapper had not stolen the boy, the boy could have lived his life without this looking in his mind every day. If it were your child, would you be ok with knowing that man will live to do it to another child?

    • Stanford Riley

      August 26, 2017 at 7:37 am

      So, you think that he should have been kidnapped and sexually molested instead of being shot?

  4. Kenn8

    May 7, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Even as a Christian. I would’ve done the same. Lucky all he got was probation.

  5. Barb

    May 8, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Kudos to the father. I would have done the same thing.

  6. Gov

    May 8, 2017 at 7:49 am

    He was very very lucky to get only probation. Most courts would have sealed his fate forever. I think any parent knows exactly how he felt…..but in this time when we allow by law, Men in the Girl’s room, I have to say again he was lucky to get probation.

  7. Dorothy Hendrickson

    May 10, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    I do not know what I would do in that position. I can say that I went off when you said it or did something to one of my son’s. It it a terrible thing to do to young boy. I guess I would have done the same.

  8. Gary Strawser

    May 11, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Anyone who molests a child should be shot ! The father should have got a medal.

    • Jen DiFederico

      May 26, 2017 at 11:59 am

      The problem with child rapist is that even with meds or castration,they still want to be with children! So I think they should get life or death penalty. This father was right, now the child doesn’t have to live in fear of this sub human

  9. calamity jane, Deadwood

    May 11, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    the same happened in Louisiana while taking the perp to trial, the father was pretending to make a phone call…he turned and shot the raper dead then threw the gun on the floor…He was taken to trial and was set free as no one of the jury would say guilty….they let him go free….as it should be….

    • Florida Woods Law

      May 13, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      LA law! Yep.

  10. BooBoo

    May 11, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    When you are raped, you are forever changed. That little boy should not have to deal with that. Rape turns a person into a walking dead person. I say kuddos to his Daddy for what he did. Now his son does not have to look over his shoulder for years and years. And the monster cannot ever touch another sweet child.

  11. Linda Cain

    May 12, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Good! I’m glad he’s dead! However I would wish it could have been way more painful!!!

  12. obama69

    May 13, 2017 at 8:20 am

    5 years PROBATION!!!!!! He should have gotten a Community Service Award for eliminating a pieee of human waste!!!!

  13. jean

    May 13, 2017 at 1:48 pm


  14. Darrell Crawford

    May 13, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    He did exactly what I’d do, will do!

  15. Mike Barbour

    May 13, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    I don’t usually condone murder but I’m pretty sure I would certainly feel like it in that situation. Not sure I could forgive and walk away from that. I am not sorry that he was shot by the boys father that’s for sure.

  16. Fritz

    May 13, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    I would do the same for my children. I would do that for any child who’s parents are to chicken to do it. Children are our future. They deserve unconditional love and protection from people that would exploit and abuse them.

  17. Nnn ooooaasss

    May 16, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Justice served….

  18. Joseph F Mc Neirney

    May 27, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    I TOTALLY agree with the father. And the jury was correct. If it was my son that TOTAL LOW LIFE would be pushing up DAISYS. JFM

  19. Anthony sapp

    May 29, 2017 at 6:55 am

    I say the sorry, pos molester, got off easy. He should have been tortured every day for years and then hung by the neck and dragged down the streets till nothing was left to drag

  20. Steve

    June 7, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    I feel for his parents because now they will have to guard his mental health for the rest of his life. Teenage victims are extremely vulnerable. I saw a parent once go on TV to talk about her child’s abuse and it completely humiliated him. A few weeks later he was found dead. Once a child snaps,

    What this father did…I don’t see ANY JURY CONVICTING HIM. How many of us would do the same for our most precious children?

  21. Capn Jack

    July 5, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Instead of five years on probation he should’ve been given a reward for saving the taxpayers the cost of incarcerating that animal.

  22. phatmike

    July 5, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    This may not be the only young boy he raped. Dad made a spot on head shot and got the job done. Nice shooten dad and god bless the Judge.

  23. John

    July 28, 2017 at 4:48 am

    I remember watching this unfold on live televison many years ago.The father recieved probation.

  24. Kookie

    August 21, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Justified served immediately. No trial to listen to excuses. The son’s life is changed forever.

  25. Ron

    August 22, 2017 at 11:55 am

    I would have done the same thing. Sorry but no child deserves or should be raped. If this parent had caught him in the act he probably would have killed him on the spot.

  26. Paul

    August 22, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    You can’t take the Law into your own hands! This is true even for a heinous crime such as child abuse. You end up with Anarchy. Deep down in your hearts You know I’m right!

    • Susan

      August 24, 2017 at 8:28 am

      No. You are not right. I feel sorry for your kids. I hope they are never molested and forced to live with it.

  27. GMMiller

    August 31, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Justice has been served.

  28. Ty

    November 7, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Would have done that and more…

  29. Parduc

    August 4, 2018 at 3:55 am

    Lets point out the truth: THE PERVERT CHILD MOLESTER WAS GAY!!!

  30. Kinnison

    September 4, 2018 at 2:23 am

    Blah, blah, blah…if it was my child I would have shot him too.

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