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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 28, 2021

Muskogee Resident Pleads Guilty To Child Neglect In Indian Country

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Megan Leanne Tillery, age 28, of Muskogee, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to Child Neglect In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1151, 1153, and 21 Oklahoma Statute § 843.5(G), punishable by any period of any term of years of imprisonment or for life, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.  

The Indictment alleged that on or about August 2020, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, the defendant, an Indian, did willfully and maliciously fail and omit to provide adequate medical care, supervision, appropriate caretakers, and special care made necessary by the physical and mental condition of P.T., an Indian, under the age of eighteen, all while the defendant was responsible for the health, safety and welfare of P.T., in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1151, 1153, and 21 Oklahoma Statute § 843.5(G).

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

The Honorable Kimberly E. 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 United States Attorney Sarah McAmis represented the United States. 

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated January 29, 2021