MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Brandon Edward Bridges, age 24, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment, and 2 years of supervised release for Child Neglect in Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1151, 1153 and Title 21, Oklahoma Statutes, Section 843.5(C). The charges arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Indictment to which Defendant Bridges previously entered a guilty plea alleged that on or about December 7, 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, the defendant, Brandon Edward Bridges, an Indian, did willfully and maliciously fail and omit to provide JS1, JS2, JS3, AS, BB1, and BB2, adequate food, clothing, shelter, sanitation and hygiene and appropriate care and supervision and failed to protect JS1, JS2, JS3, AS, BB1, and BB2 from exposure to the use and possession of illegal drugs and illegal activities all while Brandon Edward Bridges was responsible for the health, safety and welfare of JS1, JS2, JS3, AS, BB1, and BB2, children under the age of eighteen.
“Exposing children to the use and possession of illegal narcotics is inexcusable criminal conduct which cannot be tolerated,” said Acting United States Attorney Christopher J. Wilson. “It has been and will continue to be a priority of the U.S. Attorney’s Office to see to it our most vulnerable are protected.”
The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the non-paroleable sentence will be served. Assistant United States Attorney Jarrod Leaman represented the United States.