MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that Robert Dale Ogden, age 45, of Oktaha, Oklahoma was found guilty by a federal jury of Count Two – Abusive Sexual Contact with a Child Age 12 to 16 Years, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1151, 1153, 2244(a)(3), and 2246(3). The jury trial began with testimony on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 and concluded on Thursday, March 4, 2021 with the guilty verdict on Count Two. The jury returned a not guilty verdict on Count One – Abusive Sexual Contact with a Child Age 12 to 16 Years, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1151, 1153, 2244(a)(3), and 2246(3).
Evidence presented at trial proved that on or about June 26, 2019, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, the defendant, an Indian, did knowingly engage in and cause sexual contact as defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section 2246, with A.P., a person who had attained the age of 12 years but had not attained the age of 16 years and is at least four years younger than the person so engaging, to wit: intentionally touching, directly and not through the clothing, of the inner thigh, with an intent to abuse, humiliate, harass, degrade, arouse, and gratify the sexual desire of any person.
The verdict was the result of an investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Honorable John F. Heil, III, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the trial and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion. Ogden was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending the imposition of sentencing.
Assistant United States Attorney Sarah McAmis and Special Assistant United States Attorney Erin Cornell represented the United States.