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Wewoka Resident Sentenced For Sexually Abusing A Child In Indian Country

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 Eduardo Chapa, age 35, of Wewoka, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 75 months imprisonment for one count of Abusive Sexual Contact in Indian Country.

The charges arose from investigations by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

On April 4, 2022, Chapa pleaded guilty to one count of Abusive Sexual Contact in Indian Country.  At the plea hearing, Chapa admitted to sexually abusing a minor under the age of 16 between 2018 and 2019.  The crime occurred in Seminole County, within the Seminole Nation Reservation, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma, sitting by assignment, presided over the hearing in Muskogee.  Chapa will remain in custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve a non-paroleable sentence of incarceration.

Assistant United States Attorney Jarrod Leaman represented the United States.

Updated July 16, 2023

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