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Former Morris School Teacher Sentenced For Sexual Abuse Of A Minor 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 Dallas Tyler Ewton, age 41, of Morris, Oklahoma, was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 180 months each for two counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country, to be served concurrently, and 6 months for one count of Abusive Sexual Contact in Indian Country, to be served consecutively.

The charges arose from investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Lighthorse Police.

On July 7, 2022, Ewton pleaded guilty to two counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country and one count of Abusive Sexual Contact in Indian Country.  Ewton, then employed as a full-time teacher at Morris Public Schools, engaged in sexual acts with two of his students.  At the plea hearing, Ewton admitted to sexually abusing a student between April 2012 and June 2016. He also admitted to sexually abusing another student between September 2019 and January 2020.  The crimes occurred in within the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reservation, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

“This case represents a nightmare scenario for any parent,” said United States Attorney Christopher J. Wilson. “The defendant took advantage of the time-honored relationship of teacher and student to prey on his victims.”

The Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, sitting by assignment, presided over the hearing in Muskogee, Oklahoma.  Ewton will remain in custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve the non-paroleable sentence of incarceration.

Assistant United States Attorney Edith A. Singer represented the United States at the sentencing hearing.

Updated July 16, 2023

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