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Federal Inmate Sentenced to Serve an Additional Year in Federal Prison for Indecent Exposure to Prison Staff Members

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

OKLAHOMA CITY – Yesterday, a federal judge sentenced DONTE EARL GRIFFIN, 36, of Cincinnati, Ohio, to serve an additional 12 months and 1 day in federal prison for Indecent Exposure, announced U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.

On September 16, 2020, a federal grand jury returned a one-count Indictment that charged Griffin with Indecent Exposure while he was an inmate at the Federal Transfer Center (FTC) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.   According to evidence presented at a bench trial in April 2021, Griffin willfully exposed his genitalia and intermittently engaged in masturbatory acts in front of two female FTC employees.  The trial lasted two hours, after which U.S. District Court Judge Timothy DeGiusti found Griffin guilty of Indecent Exposure. 

At sentencing, Judge DeGiusti sentenced Griffin to serve 12 months and 1 day in federal prison.  This sentence will run consecutive to Griffin’s current sentence in June 2015 in the Eastern District of Kentucky to serve 10 years in federal prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.  Federal law prohibits convicted felons from possessing firearms and ammunition.  In announcing the sentence in the Oklahoma indecent exposure case, Judge DeGiusti cited, among other things, the serious nature of the offense, Griffin’s criminal history, and the impact the incident had on the female Bureau of Prisons employees.  Judge DeGiusti also ordered Griffin to serve three years of supervised release upon release from prison.

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 Ashley L. Altshuler and Travis Leverett prosecuted the case.

Reference is made to public filings for more information.

Updated July 15, 2022