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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 9, 2023

Former Marlow Band Director Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison for Sex Offense Involving a Student

OKLAHOMA CITY – WILLIAM JOSEPH DANIEL, 46, of Stephens County, was sentenced last week to serve eighteen months in federal prison for sexual battery, announced United States Attorney Robert J. Troester.

On June 8, 2022, a federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment against Daniel for offenses he committed while employed with the Marlow Public School System.  These incidents occurred between February 1, 2022, and May 12, 2022.  Count 1 alleged Daniel touched the body and private parts of a student in a lewd and lascivious manner.  Count 2 alleged Daniel digitally penetrated the private parts of the same student.

Daniel pled guilty to sexual battery on July 8, 2022, and was sentenced on January 6, 2023, to serve eighteen months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge David L. Russell.  Judge Russell also ordered that upon release from prison, Daniel must serve three years of supervised release.  Daniel was remanded to federal custody at the conclusion of the sentencing hearing.  Upon his release from prison, Daniel will be required to register as a sex offender.

This case was prosecuted in federal court because the victim is a member of a federally recognized Indian tribe and the crime occurred within the boundaries of the Chickasaw Nation, and within the Western District of Oklahoma.  This case is a result of an investigation by the FBI Oklahoma City Field Office and the Marlow Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany Noble prosecuted the case.

Reference if made to the public record for additional information.

Updated January 9, 2023