☷Ottawa County Man Sentenced for Sexually Abusing of a Minor
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Ottawa County Man Sentenced for Sexually Abusing of a Minor TULSA , Okla . – A man who contacted Ottawa County authorities to report that he sexually abused a minor was sentenced Monday in federal court , announced U . S . Attorney Clint Johnson . Jeremy Brandon Lawhorn , 39 , was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for the sexual abuse of a minor in Indian Country . On Aug . 19 , 2020 , Lawhorn contacted the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office to report that he needed to confess to a crime . After being informed of his Miranda rights , he told officers that on Aug . 14 , 2020 , he touched a 12 - year - old minor in a sexual manner . He told officers that he touched the child under her shirt and sweatpants . He understood the contact was unwanted and said he felt sorry for what he’d done . “Jeremy Lawhorn violated a child’s trust and innocence . Thankfully , the abuse was stopped and this victim was protected from further harm , ” said U . S . Attorney Clint Johnson . “I am grateful for our law enforcement partners and victim advocates who investigate these difficult cases and offer critical support to victims every day in communities across northeastern Oklahoma . ”Lawhorn was originally charged in Ottawa County District Court , but in October 2021 , the case was dismissed due to lack of jurisdiction . Lawhorn is a Cherokee Nation citizen , and the crime occurred within the boundaries of the Quapaw Nation reservation . The case was indicted in federal court on Dec . 6 , 2021 . The FBI and Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation . Assistant U . S . Attorney John E . Brasher prosecuted the case .
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