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

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Monday, March 15, 2021

Sapulpa Man Admits to Sexually Abusing a Child

A Sapulpa man pleaded guilty today in federal court for sexually abusing a 7-year-old child, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson

Casey Brandon Peterson, 35, pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact with a child under 12 years of age.

In a written plea agreement, Casey Peterson stated that one time, between June 2019 and October 2019, he knowingly engaged in sexual contact with the child. Peterson admitted that he pulled down the victim’s pants and underwear and made sexual contact with the child. He then told the victim not to tell anyone.

Authorities were alerted in February 2020 when the victim saw the defendant again for the first time in several months, started crying and disclosed to a parent the acts that Peterson committed.

Chief U.S. District Judge John E. Dowdell set sentencing for June 14, 2021.

The FBI and Sapulpa Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gina S. Gilmore is prosecuting the case.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated March 16, 2021