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Wagoner Resident Sentenced For Child Neglect

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 Heather Robertson, age 48, of Wagoner, Oklahoma, was sentenced to time served of three days, plus six months of home detention with electronic monitoring, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for one count of child neglect.

The charges arose from investigations the Okmulgee County Sherriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

On November 22, 2022, Robertson pleaded guilty to one count of Child Neglect in Indian Country.  According to investigators, on or about September 8, 2021, Robertson willfully and maliciously failed to protect a child under the age of 18 from exposure to the use and possession of methamphetamine while responsible for the child’s health, safety, and welfare.  The crime occurred in Okmulgee County, within the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reservation, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The Honorable Keith Starrett, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, sitting by assignment, presided over the hearing in Muskogee.

Assistant United States Attorney Edith Singer represented the United States.

Updated March 14, 2024

Topic
Project Safe Childhood