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Judge: Gregory K. Frizzell
Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma (Tulsa County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney's Office in Tulsa
Description: Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a minor under 12 years of age in Indian County.
In May of 2023, a federal jury found David Bert Paycer, age 52, from Sapulpa, Oklahoma, guilty of aggravated sexual abuse of a minor under 12 years of age in Indian Country. Paycer gained access to his 8-year-old victim by taking over primary care, shortly after meeting and marrying the victim’s mother. Paycer’s grooming began immediately, which lead to sexually abusing the victim. He warned the minor victim not to tell anyone. At trial, the jury heard from four total victims, who testified against Paycer in court. Those victims all testified that Paycer had sexually abused them when they were between the ages of 6 and 8 years old.
“David Paycer preyed on, manipulated and sexually abused an 8-year-old victim left in his care,” said U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “This week, the Court made it clear that Paycer’s predatory actions and blame shifting warranted a lifetime in federal prison.”
Previously released on bond prior to trial, Paycer self-surrender after trial and was taken into custody where he will remain pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility.
The FBI investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Valeria Luster and Chantelle Dial prosecuted the case.
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to life in prison, followed by lifetime supervised release.