Federal Jury Convicts Illegal Alien Of Sexual Abuse And Firearms Offenses
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced today that Edgar Rene Garcia-Limon, age 34, was found guilty by a federal jury of Aggravated Sexual Abuse in Indian Country, Abusive Sexual Contact in Indian Country, Felon in Possession of Firearm, and Illegal Reentry of Previously Removed Alien.
The jury trial began with testimony on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, and concluded on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, with the guilty verdicts.
During the trial, the United States presented evidence the defendant sexually abused a female child on numerous occasions by touching her vagina with his penis and with his hand, both directly and over the clothes. The sexual abuse began when the victim was four years old and continued until she was 11 years old. The United States also presented evidence the defendant is a felon and was in possession of two firearms. Finally, the United States presented evidence the Defendant, who is an alien from Mexico, illegally returned to the United States after having been previously removed from the United States.
The guilty verdicts were the result of an investigation by the Tulsa Police Department, Muscogee (Creek) Nation Lighthorse Police, Homeland Security Investigations & Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma prosecuted the case because the victim 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 Robert C. Brack, United States District Judge out of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, temporarily assigned to the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the trial and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following the completion of the report. Garcia-Limon was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending the imposition of sentencing.
Assistant United States Attorneys Benjamin D. Traster and Julie Mazur represented the United States.