Stilwell man pleads guilty to sexual abuse

STILWELL, Okla. (KNWA/KFTA) — A man pleads guilty to sexual abuse, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

Joseph Christie, 18, of Stilwell pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse in Indian country on Thursday.

According to the press release, Christie allegedly assaulted a victim in Adair County within the boundaries of the Cherokee Nation Reservation back in March 2023.

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The judge accepted Christie’s guilty plea and ordered that an investigation report be completed, according to the release.

Christie will remain in U.S. Marshal custody until his sentencing hearing.

The press release did not mention when Christie’s sentencing would take place.

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