West Texas Kidnapper, Damien Dre Gonzales Pleads Guilty to Abducting 9-Year-Old Girl
(STL.News) A west Texas man pleaded guilty today to abducting a 9-year-old girl from a birthday party, announced Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Prerak Shah.
Damien Dre Gonzales, 27, of Levelland, Texas pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to one count of kidnapping before Magistrate Judge D. Gordon Bryant, Jr.
“No child should ever have to endure the terror of being abducted,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Prerak Shah. “I am thankful for the rapid response of law enforcement to rescue this child and ensure that this defendant will never again victimize children.”
“The FBI and our law enforcement partners are determined to keep the children in our communities safe from danger,” said FBI Dallas Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno. “We will continue working together to hold child predators accountable for their crimes.”
According to plea papers, Mr. Gonzales admitted to abducting a 9-year old girl at a birthday party in Levelland, Texas to engage in illicit sexual intercourse.
During the birthday party in August, a woman began choking and most of the attendees went to assist with her sudden health emergency .