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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 21, 2020

Weleetka Man Pleads Guilty To Abusive Sexual Contact In Indian Country

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Kyle Elliott Leitka, age 31, of Weleetka, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to Abusive Sexual Contact In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1151, 1153, 2244(b) and 2246(3), punishable by not more than 2 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.

The Indictment alleged that on or about June 22, 2020, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, the defendant, an Indian, did knowingly engage and attempt to engage in abusive sexual contact as defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section 2246, to wit: intentionally touching the genitalia, either directly or through the clothing, of S.R., a person who had not given him permission, with an intent to abuse, humiliate, harass, degrade or arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person. 

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 at the plea hearing.

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