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Stilwell Resident Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Sexual Abuse Of A Child

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 Lawrence Fourkiller, age 47, of Stilwell, Oklahoma, entered a plea of guilty to one-count of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child in Indian Country as a part of a negotiated plea agreement.

During the plea hearing, Fourkiller admitted that between August of 2020 and May of 2021, while employed at Stilwell Elementary School, he knowingly caused a seven-year-old child to engage in a sexual act. The crimes occurred in Adair County, within the boundaries of the Cherokee Nation Reservation, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Stilwell Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Honorable Jason A. Robertson, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.  Fourkiller will remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorneys Caila M. Cleary and Morgan Muzljakovich represented the United States.

Updated April 15, 2024

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