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Okemah Man Pleads Guilty To Abusive Sexual Contact With A Child

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 Tyler Leevan Hill, age 28, of Okemah, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea to Abusive Sexual Contact with a Child In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1153, 2244(a)(3) and 2246, punishable by not more than 2 years’ imprisonment followed by a term of supervised release of up to life, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both. 

The Indictment alleged that beginning on or about October 30, 2015 and continuing until on or about July 22, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, the defendant, an Indian, did knowingly engage in sexual contact as defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section 2246(3), with a person who had attained the age of 12 years, but had not attained the age of 16 years, and was at least four years younger than the defendant, with an intent to arouse and gratify the sexual desire of any person. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Muscogee Creek Nation Lighthorse Tribal Police and 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 Edward Snow represented the United States.

Updated November 29, 2018

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