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Muskogee Resident 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 Demarco Latrel Patterson, age 25, of Muskogee, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1151, 1153, 2243(a), and 2246, punishable by not more than 15 years’ imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both. 

The Indictment alleged that on or about June 22, 2019, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, the defendant, an Indian, did knowingly engage in a sexual act as defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section 2246(2)(A), with a minor female who at that time had attained the age of 12 years, but had not attained the age of 16 years, and who was at least four years younger than defendant. 

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.   

Special Assistant United States Attorney Kyle J. Essley represented the United States.

Updated March 28, 2021

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