Federal Jury Convicts Tahlequah Resident Of Multiple Counts Of Aggravated Sexual Abuse And Exploitation Of Her Children In Indian Country
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that Sean Paul Baker, age 30, of Henryetta, Oklahoma was found guilty by a federal jury of two counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse in Indian Country and one count of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country. The jury trial began on Monday, March 6, 2023, and concluded on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.
During the trial, the United States presented evidence that, for a 6-year period, the defendant, Sean Paul Baker, repeatedly engaged in sexual acts with a child under the age of 12.
The guilty verdicts were the result of an investigation by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Lighthorse Tribal Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma prosecuted the case because the defendant in this case is a member of a federally-recognized Indian tribe and the crimes occurred in Okmulgee County, within the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reservation and within the Eastern District of Oklahoma.
The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma in Muskogee, presided over the trial and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following completion of the report. Baker was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending the imposition of sentencing.
Assistant United States Attorneys Caila M. Cleary and Nicole Paladino represented the United States.