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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Okmulgee Man Sentenced To 45 Months For Abusive Sexual Contact With Child Under 12

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Carl Ray Smith, age 52, of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 45 months’ imprisonment, and 5 years of supervised release for Abusive Sexual Contact With A Child Under 12 Years. After Smith is released from incarceration, he must register as a convicted sex offender and participate in an approved sex offender treatment program. The charges arose from an investigation by the Henryetta Police Department, the Muscogee Creek Nation Lighthorse Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Indictment alleged that beginning on about May 1, 2019 and continuing until about May 25, 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, the defendant, a non-Indian, knowingly engaged in and caused sexual contact as defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section 2246(3), with an Indian under the age of 12 years old.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “A courageous child spoke out to describe acts the defendant committed that no child should have to experience and as a result this investigation began. Less than a year later the defendant has been sentenced to the Bureau of Prisons and will forever be required to account for his whereabouts by registering as a sex offender. This child’s courage began the process that made a community safer.” 
                 
The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Sarah McAmis represented the United States. 

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated March 18, 2020