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 Bradley Wayne Morris, age 36, of Muskogee, Oklahoma was found guilty by a federal jury of two counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse in Indian Country and two counts of Abusive Sexual Contact of a Child in Indian Country.
The jury trial began with testimony on Monday, May 2, 2022, and concluded on Thursday, May 5, 2022, with the guilty verdicts. Based on the verdicts, the defendant is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years up to life imprisonment.
During the trial, the United States presented evidence that between January 2018 and February 2020, the defendant touched and penetrated the child victim’s genitalia with his fingers on multiple occasions, touched her breasts, and had her to touch his penis. The victim, who was under twelve years of age at the time of the abuse, further testified the defendant would show her adult pornography and ask her to suck on his finger.
The guilty verdicts were the result of an investigation by the Muskogee 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 victim in this case is a member of a federally recognized Indian tribe and the crimes occurred in Muskogee County, within the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reservation, and within the Eastern District of Oklahoma.
The Honorable John F. Heil, III, 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. Morris was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending the imposition of sentencing.
Assistant United States Attorneys James Montoya and Hannah Jones represented the United States.