Motion to Dismiss filed in Minnesota court set to expose international child sex trade operation  

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on November 5, 2018 at 7:51 P.M. CST

In 2009, Timothy Charles Holmseth, 50, East Grand Forks, Minnesota, conducted telephonic recorded interviews with key figures in the kidnapping case of HaLeigh Cummings and slain toddler Caylee Anthony in Florida.

Holmseth, a former award winning news reporter, fielded a sudden barrage of emails and phone calls from people around the country involved in the child cases. Each caller seemed to want to know what the other callers had told Holmseth. 

Holmseth learned child porn had been created of five year-old HaLeigh Cummings and she was being moved around by men that said they were with the CIA and FBI. He later learned Caylee Anthony died in a satanic ritual.

In June, 2009 Holmseth received a telephone call from Lt. Rodney Hajicek, the ranking officer at the East Grand Forks Police Department. Hajicek told Holmseth there were some people that didn’t want him to write about them anymore.  

Holmseth quickly contacted the FBI and Florida Attorney General and reported what he had discovered.

Holmseth began to receive threatening phone calls and was subjected to false CPS reports, false police reports, and became the target of a Web campaign by an organized group that called itself Anonymous. He was labeled by the online group as psychotic and a pedophile.

Holmseth continued to learn more and was told the fine details about an illegal baby sales and fake adoption racket being run out of Broward County, Florida.

Holmseth was interviewed by the Minneapolis FBI in February of 2010.

In 2011, a Broward County, Florida domestic violence court declared Personal Jurisdiction over Holmseth who had not been to Florida and had no personal relationships in the State. The Florida court issued an Injunction For Protection Against Repeat Violence against Holmseth that declared:


Holmseth was arrested by the police in East Grand Forks, Minnesota in November, 2011 for violating the Florida order. He was prosecuted by Attorney Ronald Galstad, a local attorney that contracts for the City of East Grand Forks.

Holmseth continuously asked his public defender, Michael LaCoursiere, to file a Motion to Dismiss based upon Jurisdiction and the First Amendment. LaCoursiere refused and advised Holmseth to accept an Alford Plea. Holmseth accepted the Alford Plea after LaCoursiere told him he was Ronald Galstad’s daughter’s god-parent and made it clear there was no other option.


Holmseth’s nightmare was just getting started. Shortly after accepting the plea deal Holmseth’s home office was raided on December 14, 2012 by the EGFPD and Pine to Prairie Gang and Drug Task Force. The police seized Holmseth’s computer as part of a large operation that was made to appear to be a raid that involved the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Attorney Galstad went onto tell a Polk County Judge that he was working with the BCA to have Holmseth’s computer forensically searched. However – BCA Superintendant Drew Evans later made an official statement that the BCA had no knowledge of the EGFDP’s activities, played no role whatsoever, was never asked to examine Holmseth’s computer, and never authorized the use of BCA evidence stickers in the case.

Galstad lied.

Blatantly lied.

Lied with ease.

Lied like he was changing his socks.

Holmseth requested LaCoursiere be removed as his attorney. Kip Fontaine, the supervisor at the Minnesota Public Defender’s Office then assigned Attorney Bruce Ringstrom to Holmseth. Holmseth again tried to convince his attorney to file a Motion to Dismiss based upon Florida’s lack of jurisdiction and the fact the order violated Holmseth’s freedom of speech.

Ringstrom treated Holmseth much the way LaCoursiere did. Ringstrom told Holmseth if he didn’t accept the deal being made he (Ringstrom) would file a motion with the court that he didn’t believe Holmseth was mentally competent to assist in his own defense. Holmseth then accepted a deal that required he (Holmseth) withdraw his BAR complaint against Galstad.  

Holmseth was forced to accept the deal in order to get his computer back that contained his journalism projects and irreplaceable photos of his children. The computer hard drive was ruined by the police before they returned it and would not operate.

In February of 2018 Holmseth was arrested again based upon allegations he violated the Florida order by publishing already-public court files on the Web.

Galstad was again the prosecuting attorney.

Holmseth was assigned Attorney Gretchen Handy by Fontaine at the public defender’s office. Holmseth met with Handy and told her his trial attorney, Steven S. Biss, Virginia, advised him the Florida court order blatantly violated Holmseth’s rights and needed to be challenged at the trial court level.

Handy refused.

Holmseth insisted.

Handy refused.

Holmseth insisted in writing with copies to Fontaine and Kristine Kolar, chief of the Minnesota Public Defenders Office. 

Fontaine ignored him.

Kolar ignored him.

Handy refused.

In August of 2018 Holmseth was contacted by the Grand Forks Herald regarding his affiliation with QANON and was asked his view of President Trump. Holmseth told the Herald he believed Trump was the greatest president in the history of the United States because he was taking down the child trafficking operations.

On August 19, 2018 the Bismarck Tribune published a story that contained a quote from East Grand Forks City Manager David Murphy suggesting Holmseth is “sick”.


One vocal follower

While many QAnon supporters declined to speak with the Herald regarding their experiences with QAnon, Timothy Holmseth of East Grand Forks proudly ends most online posts with a #Q hashtag, and he drives with Qs drawn on his car windows.

“I guess it isn’t much different than when things happen in our country and you see people feel compelled to buy an American flag, and they put it in their car window or something,” he said.

Holmseth said he’s not an activist, and he likely won’t attend a Trump rally wearing a Q shirt in the near future. A self-described investigative reporter, Holmseth ran his own website long before learning about Q, yet most his content has been reminiscent of the theory’s most central trends -- deep states and sex trafficking. Holmseth has accused many local government officials and law enforcement of crimes against children.

East Grand Forks City Administrator Dave Murphy said he is the only city official Holmseth is allowed to talk to.

“Mr. Holmseth, in my opinion, wastes a lot of the city’s time and energy in sending in Freedom of Information requests and calls,” Murphy said, adding Holmseth uses a lot of the city’s records to support “baseless accusations” against city officials and police.

“Quite frankly, I find it disgusting because these are hard-working state officers,” Murphy said. “To have someone baselessly accusing them of being child sex traffickers is sick.”


On August 30, 2018 during a court hearing in Polk County, Holmseth advised the court he was filing a federal deprivation of rights lawsuit against everyone involved in the conspiracy to violate his constitutional rights.

Prosecutor Galstad quickly interjected and made a motion that Holmseth be required to submit to a psychological examination because Galstad didn’t think Holmseth was competent.

On September 1, 2018 Holmseth met with Dr. Charles Chmielewski Ph.D., L.P., and was examined. The examination included Dr. Chmielewski being asked by Galstad and police to watch videos of Holmseth being interviewed on a program hosted by U of M Professor Sarah Westall. Dr. Chmielewski noted he reviewed information Holmseth published about the Jacob Wetterling case. Holmseth reported that a search warrant showed law enforcement found animal bones – not the remains of Jacob.

On September 4, Dr. Chmielewski submitted his findings to the court. He found Holmseth entirely competent and ‘more honest than he would have expected’.  On September 4, Dr. Chmielewski submitted his findings to the court.

Attorney Handy did not provide Holmseth with a copy of his test results until October 22, 2018.

Holmseth was now armed with the truth.

On October 23, 2018 Holmseth filed two motions he had prepared and ready to go.

Holmseth requested Handy be removed as counsel and Galstad be disqualified – with a special prosecutor being assigned. Holmseth’s 71-page Motion and Affidavit against Galstad shows Galstad committed perjury against Holmseth and purposely hid actionable information about child pornography and a child sex trafficking operation.

In the early morning hours of October 27, 2018 EGFPD officers came to Holmseth’s home and told him he was under arrest. Holmseth refused to open the door and the officers left.

Holmseth contacted Handy and asked her if she knew what was going on and why the police were trying to arrest him. Handy said she did not know and was not aware of any arrest warrant.

On November 1, 2018 Holmseth traveled to the Polk County Justice Center to attend a scheduled hearing. He was arrested on a warrant by a deputy when he entered the building.

Holmseth was brought to his court hearing in ankle shackles and handcuffs. During the hearing Handy advised the court she had filed a Motion to Dismiss. Holmseth told the judge he was not aware of it. Handy showed him a copy.

It was dated October 23, 2018.

The day after Holmseth filed his Motion that exposed Galstad.

Holmseth sent Handy an email yesterday and asked for a copy of the Motion to Dismiss she filed. She did not reply.

Holmseth traveled to the Polk County Justice Center today to purchase a copy.
Here it is.

Why did it take three arrests of an innocent man

Why did it take eight years?

Note: The Motion says County of Mahnomen which is wrong.

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