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Okemah Resident Found Guilty Of Three Counts Of 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 Edmond Carl Warrington, age 71, of Okemah, Oklahoma was found guilty by a federal jury of three counts of Sexual Abuse In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1151, 1153, 2242, 2246(2)(A), and 2246(2)(C). The jury trial began with testimony on Monday, May 24, 2021, and concluded on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 with the guilty verdicts. The defendant was acquitted on three counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse in Indian Country.

The evidence presented at trial proved that from in or about April 2017 to on or about May 12, 2018, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, the defendant, an Indian, knowingly caused and attempted to cause S.R. to engage in sexual acts as defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section 2246, namely: penetration, however slight, of the vulva by the defendant’s penis and by his hand and finger, with the intent to abuse, humiliate, harass, degrade, arouse and gratify the sexual desire of any person, and knowing that S.R. was incapable of appraising the nature of the conduct.

The guilty verdicts were the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Okfuskee County Sheriff’s Department, Seminole County Sheriff’s Department, the District 24 Violent Crimes Task Force, and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

The Honorable David Cleveland Joseph, U.S. District Judge out of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, temporarily assigned to the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the trial and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion. Warrington was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending the sentencing hearing.

Special Assistant United States Attorney Kyle J. Essley and Assistant United States Attorney Sarah McAmis represented the United States.

Updated June 7, 2021

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