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Former Marlow Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sexual Battery of Student

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

OKLAHOMA CITY – WILLIAM JOSEPH DANIEL, 45, of Stephens County, pleaded guilty today to sexual battery of a student, announced Robert J. Troester, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

On June 8, 2022, a federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment against Daniel for offenses he allegedly committed while employed by Marlow Public Schools. These incidents occurred between February 1, 2022, and May 12, 2022. Count 1 alleged Daniel touched in a lewd and lascivious manner the body and private parts of a student who was at least 16 and less than 20 years old. Count 2 alleged Daniel digitally penetrated the private parts of the student.

Today, Daniel pleaded guilty to Count 1 before U.S. District Judge David L. Russell.  At sentencing, Daniel will face up to 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine of $10,000, followed by up to three years of supervised release. As part of the plea agreement, the government has agreed to dismiss at sentencing Count 2 of the indictment. A sentencing date will be set by the court.

This case is a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Oklahoma City Division) and the Marlow Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany Noble is prosecuting the case.


Updated July 8, 2022