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Child Predator Sentenced After Federal Jury Conviction

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. – Today, U.S. District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell sentenced Lance Douglas Roark, 43, of Bluejacket.

After a three-day trial in January, where Roarke represented himself, a jury convicted him of Abusive Sexual Contact with a Minor Under 12 Years of Age in Indian Country and Assault with Intent to Commit Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor Under 12 Years of Age in Indian Country. When the child victim testified, she was cross-examined by Roark.

Judge Frizzell ordered Roark to serve 235 months imprisonment, followed by lifetime supervised release. Upon his release, Roark will also be required to register as a sex offender. Judge Frizzell further ordered Roark to pay the maximum restitution of $5,000.  

Roark is a citizen of the Delaware Tribe of Indians and he will remain in custody pending transfer to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

The FBI and Craig County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alicia N. Hockenbury
prosecuted the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section leads PSC, which marshals federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children and identifies and rescues victims. For more information about PSC, please visit DOJ’s PSC page. For more information about internet safety education, please visit the resources tab on that page.


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Updated May 16, 2024

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