On the night of August 22, 2006 at 7:45 PM, Emily Milburn was preparing her children for school the next day, when a breaker broke, cutting off electricity to the family’s home. Emily asked her daughter, Dymond, to go outside and hit the switch, located downstairs and outside the house.
When Dymond went outside the house toward the breaker box, a blue van drove up to the house and three men lept out and start attacking her. One of the men grabbed Dymond and said “You’re a prostitute. You’re coming with me.”
The men were not in police uniforms, did not initially identify themselves as police nor did their van have any police markings.
Like any normal 12 year-old girl, Dymond resisted what was an apparent assualt and kidnapping attempt and called for help from her Father while grabbing hold of a tree.
Officer DAVID ROARK [BADGE #332], put his hand over Dymond’s mouth to prevent her from calling for help. The other officers, JUSTIN POPOVICH [BADGE #336) and SEAN STEWART [BADGE #392], beat Dymond’s face, head and throat while their supervisor, SERGEANT GILBERT GOMEZ [BADGE #987], watched on in approval.
Had this been a proper police action the cops would have been in uniform, had a warrant and court order, and knocked on the family’s front door. Of course for this to happen there would have been evidence that the girl had done something wrong. However, none of this happened.
Dymond was home, not out on the streets and there was absolutely no evidence of her doing anything wrong.
Wilfred Milburn, Dymond’s father, was on the balcony when heard his daughter’s cries for help and came outside as did her mother.
Officer ROARK hit Dymond in the back of head with a flashlight, hit her neck, throat, slapped her across the face, and told her to get off the tree.
Dymond’s parents approached the cops and said “That’s our daughter. She’s twelve.” ROARK responded “I don’t care if she’s twenty-two, thirty-two, or forty-six.”
The cops dragged Dymond into the van. Well aware that the kidnapping they had intended had gone bad, they decided to simply drop Dymond off at a hospital.
The examining physician found that the girl had injuries from multiple blows to the head, face, neck, lower back, left shoulder, and left hip/waist area. She suffered a contusion to the back of the head (where she was struck with a flashlight). There were abrasions on her arm and wrist. Dymond’s throat was swollen; she had difficulty swallowing, nausea and vomiting, and hoarseness of voice due to being struck in the throat. She had black eyes, scalp lacerations, tenderness of the vertebrae. She was experiencing double vision and loss of hearing. Dymond’s ear drum and nose were also injured (blood in ear, bruised nasal septum, and nose bleed).
Since the attack, Dymond suffers from post-traumatic stress and has experienced nightmares and has trouble concentrating in school.
Three weeks later, Dymond recovered enough to return to school.
As an honor student attending advanced classes, Dymond was a positive role-model for other African-American students.
However, to justify the failed kidnapping attempt and add further insult to serious injuries the Cops arrested Dymond at school for “assaulting a police officer” during their attack on her.
Despite any evidence of wrong-doing on the part of Dymond, and overwhelming evidence of police misconduct Dymond went to trial on October 3, 2007. The case was immediately declared a mis-trial and dismissed.
Dymond’s family is suing the cops and the City of Galveston but the case has not yet come to trial, the guilty parties have not faced any measure of justice and it has not been explained why the cops were trying to kidnap Dymond in the first place.
The Police Department’s explanation for the cop’s actions is that there was an anonymous complaint of prostitution. However, the call was for a completely different location, which the cops didn’t go to.
It is true that Dymond’s Father was later arrested for possession of cocaine and sentenced to jail time. However, his case does not negate Dymond’s case.
The fact is that thousands of children go missing every year in the US. Many of the children are runaways but a large percentage are kidnapped and never found.
In a number of cases it has been shown that local law enforcement have actually been involved in the kidnapping of children and this may very well have been the case with Dymond.
In the case of 14 year-old Johnny Gosch who was kidnapped in Iowa while delivering newspapers, local and federal law enforcement have shown their involvement by refusing to investigate the case and by attacking the mother’s efforts to find out what happened to her son.
Kidnappings are often carried out on an ongoing basis when local law enforcement are involved. The following kidnappings were carried out in the Des Moines, Iowa area and none of the cases have been properly investigated by local officials and remain unsolved.
Johnny Gosch – kidnapped 9/5/82
Eugene Martin – kidnapped 8/84
Marc Allen – kidnapped 3/86
A state investigation of child prostitution and pornography and kidnapping in Lincoln, Nebraska exposed the involvement by local and federal officials in a national program to kidnap children. The case came to be known as the “Franklin Coverup” and remains one of the most important cases because of the volume of evidence and depth of the investigation.
The former Director of the CIA, William Casey, was a consultant on the case. Before he was murdered in May, 1987 he warned investigators that involvement in the case went to the highest levels of government. 14 of the Investigators on the case were murdered or died under mysterious circumstances.
The “Finders” case also showed the involvement of the CIA and the highest levels of federal government in kidnapping of young children.
A number of young girls have gone missing in Galveston and perhaps that was the fate intended for Dymond.
When the body of a 2-year-old blond girl washed up in Galveston in November, 2007, investigators published a sketch of the girl as “Baby Grace” and got 110 possible IDs.
About half of the possible IDs were dismissed due to differences in age or appearance and eventually the list was narrowed to 12 girls who were almost identical in appearance. Some of the 12 girls had vanished in the Galveston area.
“The scary part is that these are just the little girls that are identical to the sketch. How many more are there?” said Galveston County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Maj. Ray Tuttoilmondo in an interview.
The body was eventually identied as Riley Ann Sawyers. Her mother and boyfriend admitted to killing Riley and dumping her body in Galveston Bay.
In addition to the young blond girls who have gone missing in Galveston numerous others have gone missing:
2007 – Bonnie Beggs
1999 – Hope ann Moore, 32
1999 – Jo Ann Sendejas, 20
1997 – Jessica Cain, 17
1988 – Suzanne Richerson, 22
1986 – Shelley Sikes, 19
1983 – Sondra Ramber, 14
1982 – Tamera Ellen McCurry, 22
In addition to the above cases of missing women, the following women were initially reported missing and later found:
2008 – Bridgett Gearen, 28, found dead on the beach
2007 – Terressa Vanegas, 16, found dead in a field.
In addition to being a place where girls and women go missing, Galveston is also where a large number of animals are tortured and killed in apparent satanic rituals.
Satanism and the kidnapping of children usually go hand in hand. Yet, the FBI insists that satanic ritual abuse does not exist and refuses to track missing children.
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