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Pontotoc County Teacher Sentenced For Sex Abuse Crimes

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 today that Erin Nicole Fixico-Mitchell, age 33, of Ada, Oklahoma, was sentenced to sixty-nine months imprisonment each for three counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country, followed by a ten-year term of supervised release.  The sentences are set to be served concurrently.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

On May 10, 2023, Fixico-Mitchell pleaded guilty to the charges.  Between September and November of 2015, while employed as a coach and teacher at Ada High School, Fixico Mitchell sexually abused a student.  Fixico-Mitchell left her employment at Ada High School, and eventually joined on as a teacher and coach at Byng High School.  During her tenure at Byng, Fixico-Mitchell sexually abused a student between June and September of 2021.  The crimes occurred in Pontotoc County, within the boundaries of the Chickasaw Nation Reservation, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, Chief Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the hearing.  Fixico-Mitchell was remanded into the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve a non-paroleable sentence of incarceration.

Assistant United States Attorneys Caila M. Cleary and Jessie Pippin represented the United States.

Updated March 21, 2024

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