30 Years for Coercion and Enticement of a Minor
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Oklahoma
TULSA Okla. – A Broken Arrow man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for Coercion and Enticement of a Minor in Indian Country, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.
Christopher Dean Dana, 37, pleaded guilty Monday, October 18, 2021.
U.S. Chief District Judge John F Heil III has now ordered Dana to serve 30 years in federal prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release. At the hearing, the court heard from the victim who explained how she has trouble sleeping at night because that is when it all hits her. “I’m scared of what everyone is going to think of me,” she said, and “I’m scared to hang out with guy friends because I don’t know what they’re capable of.”
“Christopher Dana betrayed the trust of this young victim and has caused lasting emotional harm,” said U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “My office and our law enforcement partners will diligently prosecute those that prey upon the children in our communities.”
At the time of his plea, Dana, a non-Indian, admitted that when the victim was between seven and 12 years of age, he encouraged her to engage in sexual activity and sexually abused her. When she resisted his advances, Dana would pressure the victim by offering her money.
The victim is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation, and the crimes occurred within the boundaries of the Muscogee Nation reservation.
Dana has been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility.
The Broken Arrow Police Department and FBI investigated the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stacey Todd and Gina Gilmore prosecuted the case.
U.S. Attorneys Office Northern District of Oklahoma
Updated July 28, 2023
Indian Country Law and Justice