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Individual Pleads Guilty To 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 Jeffrey Denton Sumka, 27, entered a guilty plea to one count of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country, in violation of 18 United States Code Sections 2243(a)(1), 2246(2)(A), 1151, and 1153, punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to 15 years, a fine of $250,000.00, a term of supervised release of not more than 5 years, and a special assessment in the amount of $100.00.

The Indictment alleged that on or about May of 2017 a twelve-year-old female met the defendant, who supplied the female with illegal drugs, and she then had sex with the defendant at least ten times.  The relationship continued until the female was fifteen years old, and in 2020, at the age of 15, the female became pregnant and had the defendant’s child, which was confirmed with DNA testing.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Muscogee Creek Nation Lighthorse Police Department 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 Morgan Muzljakovich represented the United States.

Updated September 23, 2021

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