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

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Stilwell Woman Pleads Guilty To Child Neglect In Indian Country

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Jessica Jean Clark, age 38, of Stilwell, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea to Child Neglect In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1151, 1153 and Title 21, Oklahoma Statutes, Section 843.5(C), punishable by up to life imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both.

The Indictment alleged that from in or about June 2017, to September 13, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, within Indian Country, the defendant, Jessica Jean Clark, a/k/a Jessica Jean Kidd, did willfully and maliciously commit the crime of Child Neglect In Indian County by failing to provide adequate nurturance, hygiene, sanitation, shelter and medical care to J.H. and P.H., and provide special care made necessary by the physical condition of P.H., all while the defendant was responsible for the health, safety and welfare of J.H. and P.H., children under the age of eighteen. 

The charges arose from an investigation by 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. 

Assistant United States Attorney Sarah McAmis represented the United States.

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Updated October 26, 2018