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Choctaw County Resident Sentenced For Abusive Sexual Contact In Indian Country

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 Jimmy Ray Robinson, age 55, of Choctaw County, Oklahoma, was sentenced to the statutory maximum 24 months in federal prison for one count of Abusive Sexual Contact in Indian Country.  Robinson pleaded guilty to the offense in August 2022.

The evidence in this case established that in September of 2020, Robinson intentionally touched a child over the clothing in a sexual manner.  The victim disclosed the abuse and provided details during a forensic interview.

On August 24, 2022, Robinson pleaded guilty to one count of Abusive Sexual Contact in Indian Country.  Robinson was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal to await sentencing.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation.

“Let today’s sentence send the message that those who prey on Oklahoma’s children will be found and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said FBI Oklahoma City Special Agent in Charge Edward J. Gray. “The FBI and our law enforcement partners remain committed to ensuring the safety of our communities, especially our most vulnerable citizens."

“Cases like this are especially troubling and heart-wrenching,” said United States Attorney Christopher J. Wilson. “I am thankful for the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Attorney’s Office to see to it the defendant was brought to justice.”

Prosecutors brought this case as part of Project Safe Childhood.  Project Safe Childhood is a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood draws on federal, state, and local agencies to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma prosecuted this case because the defendant is a member of a federally recognized Indian tribe and the crimes occurred in Choctaw County, within the boundaries of the Choctaw Nation Reservation and the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The Honorable Bernard M. Jones, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, presided over the sentencing in Muskogee.  Robinson will remain in custody pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve his non-paroleable sentence of incarceration.  Upon completion of his term of imprisonment, Robinson will serve a life term of supervised release under Federal supervision.

Assistant United States Attorney Edith Singer represented the United States.

Updated April 20, 2023

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