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Federal Jury Convicts Mason Wilson Of Child Abuse And Child Neglect 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 today that Mason Anthony Wilson, age 28, of Gore, Oklahoma, was found guilty by a federal jury of one count of Child Abuse in Indian Country and one count of Child Neglect in Indian Country.

The jury trial began with testimony on Monday, June 3, 2024, and concluded on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, with the guilty verdicts.

During the trial, the United States presented evidence that Wilson caused injuries to a 2-month-old baby, including 10 fractured bones and multiple bruises, and then failed to provide medical care for the baby.  The crimes occurred in Muskogee County, within the boundaries of the Cherokee Nation Reservation of Oklahoma, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The guilty verdicts were the result of investigations by the Muskogee Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Honorable Judge Kea W. Riggs, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, sitting by assignment, presided over the trial in Muskogee and ordered the completion of a presentence report.  The sentencing will be scheduled following completion of the report.  Wilson was remanded into the custody of the United States Marshal until sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorneys Sarah McAmis and Jessica Bove represented the United States.

Updated June 11, 2024

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