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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 25, 2017

Stilwell Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Abuse Of A Minor In Indian Country

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that STEVEN DON WALLIS, age 30, of Stilwell, Oklahoma, pled guilty to SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR OR WARD IN INDIAN COUNTRY, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1153 and 2243(a), punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment, and up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

The Indictment alleged that from in or about January 2017 to on or about April 5, 2017, in Indian Country, within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, STEVEN DON WALLIS, an Indian, did knowingly engage in and attempt to engage in sexual acts with a female child who had attained the age of 12 years but had not attained the age of 16 years and who was at least four years younger than the defendant.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Adair County Sheriff’s Office, the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, 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.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Project Safe Childhood
Updated August 29, 2017