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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 21, 2020

Stilwell Man Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Sexual Abuse In Indian Country

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Billy Ray Flynn, age 65, of Stilwell, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to Aggravated Sexual Abuse In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1153, 2241(a)(1) and 2246(2)(A), punishable by not more than life imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.

The Indictment alleged that on or about January 31, 2020, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, the defendant, an Indian, did knowingly use force against J.F. and cause his penis to penetrate the vulva of J.F., thereby causing J.F. to engage in a sexual act against her will. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service 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.   

Special Assistant United States Attorney Courtney Jordan represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated September 23, 2020