Police: Mom slashes boyfriend with sword after catching him molesting 5-year-old daughter

Twiggs County Sheriff's Office: John L. Williams 

A Georgia mother went after her boyfriend with a sword after she walked in on him molesting her 5-year-old daughter, according to the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office. 

The woman, who has not been identified, told deputies she grabbed the sword when she caught her boyfriend, John Lawarren Williams, 25, in the act last Thursday, WMAZ reported.

She reportedly sliced Williams on one of his hands as he tried to escape her home. Williams managed to run away before deputies responded to the mother's 911 call around midnight.

The mother and child were taken to Navicent Pediatric Hospital, but the girl's condition remains unknown, WGXA reports. Williams surrendered to police the next morning and was treated for minor injuries. 

Williams has also been charged with aggravated child molestation and two counts of cruelty to children.

This story was reported by FOX 46 in Charlotte, North Carolina.