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Tulsa Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact with a Minor

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

 A Tulsa man was sentenced today in federal court for sexually abusing a minor, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.

U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced Oscar Manuel Cabrera-Westerheidy, 37, of Tulsa, to 11 years in federal prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for abusive sexual contact with a minor under 12 years of age in Indian Country and abusive sexual contact with a minor between 12 and 16 years of age in Indian Country. The Court further recommended he receive drug abuse and sex offender treatment while in prison.

Cabrera-Westerheidy admitted that from January 2011 through August 2020, he sexually abused a child. The victim disclosed the abuse to a parent out of concern that the defendant was caring for other children.

The FBI and Tulsa Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chantelle D. Dial prosecuted the case. Ms.Dial is a prosecutor from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Washington. She volunteered to assist prosecution efforts here in the Northern District of Oklahoma due to increased jurisdictional responsibilities regarding crimes involving Native American victims or defendants and that occur within the Muscogee Nation and Cherokee Nation Reservations.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit For more information about Internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab "resources


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Updated June 17, 2021

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