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Published:September 15th, 2009 17:23 EST

The Dunbar Village Case

By Heidi Lopez

It`s June 18, 2007, almost midnight, when two bodies emerge from Building 1843, Unit 2 in Riviera Beach, FL. Bloodied, beaten up, and traumatized from the occurrences of the past three hours, mother and son drag themselves the mile, or so, to the nearest hospital.  The unspeakable had happened.

Ten men made their way into the 2-bedroom apartment looking for a sick kind of fun. Taking turns, sometimes twice or three times, they proceeded to rape the woman.

A couple of times, being sodomized with guns, the woman took sight of the beating her son was enduring. She was then forced to perform sexual acts on her own child.

After being subject to these brutal engagements, the gunmen proceeded to ask her for a lighter. They planned on burning her to get rid of the evidence.

Denying having the essentials for a fire, the men settled for dousing her, and her son, in cleaning components (i.e.: ammonia, bleach, etc).

After much investigation, four of the ten attackers have been found. Tommy Pointdexter, 20, and Nathan Walker, 18, have been found guilty, just last month, of over ½ a dozen counts. Meanwhile, Avion Lawson, 16, pled guilty, and Jakaris Taylor, 18, will be going on trial.

It`s not until two years after this brutal attack, that this family is experiencing a mild sense of justice.

One thinks that these types of cases of assault and gang rape only happen in episodes of Law & Order, but the reality is that these crimes are in our own backyard. To think, when this event occurred, the attackers were a mere 14, 16 year olds! Deplorable.

The Dunbar Village Rape case has been an eye opener, not only to the inhabitants of Dunbar Village, but to the entire community.