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Krebs Resident Sentenced For Aggravated Sexual Assault And 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 Roy Lee Roberts, Jr., age 37, of Krebs, Oklahoma, was sentenced to life imprisonment for two counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse in Indian Country, and 180 months imprisonment for one count of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country. The sentences were ordered to run concurrently.

The charges arose from investigations by the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

On November 16, 2022, Roberts was convicted by a federal jury.  During the trial, the United States presented evidence that the defendant sexually abused two minors, one under the age of twelve.

"This office is committed to prosecuting individuals who prey on innocent and vulnerable children,” said United States Attorney Christopher J. Wilson.  “Because of the courage of the victims and the dedication of investigators and prosecutors in this case, Roberts is no longer free to victimize others.”

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma prosecuted these cases because the defendant is a member of a federally recognized Indian tribe and the crimes occurred in Pittsburg County, within the boundaries of the Choctaw Nation Reservation and the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The Honorable David C. Joseph, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, sitting by designation, presided over the hearings in Muskogee.  Roberts will remain in custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve a non-paroleable sentence of incarceration.

Assistant United States Attorney Edith A. Singer represented the United States.

Updated June 12, 2023

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