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Checotah Man Pleads Guilty To Failure To Register As Sex Offender

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that JENADIAH RAY BARNES, age 38, of Checotah, Oklahoma, pled guilty to FAILURE TO REGISTER AS SEX OFFENDER, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2250(a)(1), 2250(a)(2)(B) and 2250(a)(3), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, and up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.               

The Indictment alleged that from in or about February 2017, the exact date being unknown to the Grand Jury, until on or about August 1, 2017, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and elsewhere, the defendant, JENADIAH RAY BARNES, a/k/a JENEDIAH RAY BARNES, a/k/a JEDEDIAH RAY BARNES, an individual required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, after having received a felony conviction from the State of Tennessee in Wilson County on or about October 19, 1998, for the offense of Conspiracy to Commit Rape of a Child, resided in Indian Country, and knowingly failed to register and update his registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Cherokee Nation Marshal’s Service, the McIntosh County Sherriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Marshals Service.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.

Assistant United States Attorney John David Luton represented the United States.

Updated October 13, 2017

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