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McAlester Resident Sentenced For Sexual Abuse 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 Dustin Dewayne Bristow, age 37, of McAlester, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 240 months in prison for sexual abuse of a minor.

On February 14, 2022, Bristow pleaded guilty in federal district court to one count of Sexual Abuse in Indian Country.  At the plea hearing, Bristow admitted to sexually abusing a child under the age of 16 between 2007 and 2008.  The crime occurred in Pittsburg Country, within the boundaries of the Choctaw Nation Reservation and the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The Honorable Jodi W. Dishman, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, sitting by appointment, presided over the hearings in Muskogee.  Bristow 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 July 16, 2023

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