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Federal Inmate Convicted of Indecent Exposure to a Prison Staff Member

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

OKLAHOMA CITY – Last week, JAMES M. LYNCH, 46, of Washington, D.C., was convicted of one felony count of indecent exposure, announced U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.

Public records reflect that, on December 16, 2020, James M. Lynch was charged with one count of indecent exposure while he was an inmate at the Federal Transfer Center (FTC) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  FTC is a penal institution operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the Department of Justice, that primarily houses offenders and parole violators who have yet to be assigned to a permanent prison facility. 

According to evidence presented at a bench trial held on December 13, 2022, Lynch willfully exposed his genitalia and engaged in masturbatory acts in front of a female FTC employee.  The trial lasted four hours.  On December 28, 2022, Chief U.S. District Court Judge Timothy DeGiusti found Griffin guilty of Indecent Exposure. 

A sentencing hearing will take place in approximately 90 days.  At sentencing, Lynch faces no less than 30 days and up to 10 years in prison, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to three years of supervised release. 

This case was the result of an investigation by the Special Investigative Services at the Federal Transfer Center and the FBI Oklahoma City Field Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mary E. Walters and D.H. Dilbeck prosecuted the case. 

Reference is made to court filings for further information.

Updated January 4, 2023