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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 16, 2022

Johnston County Resident Pleads Guilty To Abusive Sexual Contact With A Minor In Indian Country

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Dustin Kane Adams, age 42, of Troy, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to Abusive Sexual Contact in Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2244(a)(5), 2246(3), 1151 & 1152, punishable by up to twenty-two years of imprisonment.

The Indictment alleged that beginning in March of 2015 and continuing until January of 2018, Dustin Adams, did knowingly engage in and cause sexual contact with an Indian girl who had not obtained the age of 12 years by intentionally touching directly, and not through the clothing, the genitalia of the Indian girl and did so the intent to abuse, arouse and gratify the sexual desire of the defendant.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Johnston County Sheriff’s 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 is a member of a federally recognized Indian tribe and the crimes occurred in Johnston County, within the boundaries of the Chickasaw 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, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.

Special Assistant United States Attorneys Alan Metzger and Debra Barnett represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated September 16, 2022