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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Abusive Sexual Contact with a Child Under 12

A man who sexually abused a young child was sentenced Wednesday in federal court.

U.S. District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell sentenced Travis Dray Stewart, 41, to 240 months in federal prison followed by 10 years of supervised release.

Stewart pleaded guilty on May 24, 2021, to abusive sexual contact in Indian Country.

In his plea agreement, Stewart admitted to making sexual contact with a child under 12 years of age between June 2003 and September 2005. The U.S. Attorney’s Office charged Stewart after his May 2015 conviction in Tulsa County District Court was overturned due to lack of jurisdiction following the Supreme Court’s McGirt v Oklahoma decision.

“Travis Dray Stewart will spend 20 years in federal prison for harming a young child,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “The resulting trauma associated with child sexual abuse is life altering and long lasting. I encourage anyone who is struggling with the trauma of abuse to seek community resources to help in their recovery. No victim should suffer in silence.”

Resources are available to assist in recovery. You can start your search for assistance by contacting:

-Oklahoma’s SafeLine at 1-800-522-SAFE (7233).

-National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678). Information on reporting and recovery can be found on NCMEC’s site https://www.missingkids.org/gethelpnow/csam-resources.

Suspected child neglect and abuse can be reported to the Oklahoma Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-522-3511 and/or to local law enforcement.

The FBI and Tulsa Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Reagan V. Reininger is prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Indian Country Law and Justice
Contact: 
Public Affairs 918-382-2755
Updated September 15, 2021