You are here

Justice News

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Individual Pleads Guilty To Child Neglect And Sexual Abuse In Indian Country

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Henry Charles Littlebear Redhat, age 29, entered a guilty plea to one count of child neglect, in violation of 18 United States Code Sections 1151, 1153, 2, and 21 Oklahoma Statute Section 843.5(C), punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to life imprisonment, and/or a fine of up to $250,000.00, a term of supervised release determined by the court, and a special assessment fee in the amount of $100.00, and one count of sexual abuse in Indian Country, in violation of 18 United States Code Sections 2242(2), 2246(2)(A), 2, 1151, and 1153, punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to life imprisonment, and/or a fine of up to $250,000.00, a term of supervised release determined by the court, and a special assessment fee in the amount of $100.00.

The Indictment alleged that the crimes occurred on or about February 26, 2020, at a residence in Ardmore, Oklahoma.  Defendant Redhat engaged in sexual acts with a female victim who was unconscious and physically incapable of declining participation in such sex acts.  Redhat’s three-old child was awake and present during these events and Redhat willfully and maliciously failed to protect the child from exposure to the illicit sexual activity and the possession of marijuana.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Ardmore Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Honorable Kimberley West, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Edith Singer represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated October 1, 2021