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The man who allegedly killed his daughter's boyfriend for 'selling her into a sex ring' is no hero, the deceased's family has said.
John Eisenman, from Washington, US, was charged with first-degree murder this month after the rotting corpse of Aaron Sorensen was found in the trunk of an abandoned car, a year after he was reported missing.
It's alleged that Eisenman kidnapped and killed Sorensen after discovering he had sold his 19-year-old daughter to a sex trafficking gang in Seattle for $1,000.
However, while some have branded him a hero for his actions, Sorensen's family have claimed the allegations made about their son are false and that he is a victim.
In a statement, Sorensen's dad, Randy, said: "He was a disabled kid. He didn't have the capability to sex traffic anybody."
His mum, Theresa, added: "Our son had an IQ of 81. If anybody could be taken advantage of, it was him.
"We didn't get to tell our side of the story, because there is so much more out there about all of this that needs to come out."
A statement issued by the Sorensen family last week rejected the allegations made by Eisenman.
It read: "We spent a year searching for him and hoping he would return.
"Claims by his confessed killer have been very hurtful and only added to our family's grief.
"The word 'alleged' means of an incident without proof. It has already been reported: Both the FBI and Washington State Patrol said there is no sex trafficking investigation into the victim."
According to Eisenman's version of events, he discovered late last year that Sorensen had sold his daughter to a sex trafficking ring.
After rescuing his daughter and taking her home, it's alleged that Eisenman tracked Sorensen down to an address in Airway Heights and waited for him to return.
He then allegedly ambushed the teenager and stabbed him to death.
Eisenman was arrested after the bound and gagged body of Sorensen was discovered in the boot of an abandoned car on East Everett Avenue in Spokane last month.
But despite claims made that Sorensen was involved in selling Eisenman's daughter to a gang, police have stated they are yet to confirm this.
Cpl. Nick Briggs, said: "We can't corroborate the veracity of any of those statements."
Police also urged the public to wait for the facts of the case to come out before jumping to conclusions.
Eisenman is currently being held on $1,000,000 bail at Spokane County Jail.
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