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Case Number: 5:21-cr-00103-PRW
Judge: Patrick R. Wyrick
Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (Oklahoma County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with abusive sexual contact with a minor.
Lawrence Junion Loftis, age 65, a Native American, was indicted with with aggravated sexual abuse and abusive sexual contact with a child under 12 years old in Indian Country.
On August 13, 2021, after a four-day trial, a federal jury found Loftis guilty of abusive sexual contact with a child under 12 years old. Evidence at trial showed that, between early 2018 and late 2019, Loftis knowingly engaged in and caused sexual contact with a child, who was then eight to ten years old. The jury heard testimony from witnesses who had helped bring the sexual abuse to light, from the child victim, and from the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office investigator who interviewed Loftis. Finally, the jury heard the testimony of another victim who had been sexually abused by Loftis for many years when that person was a child. The jury did not reach a verdict on the two counts charging Loftis with aggravated sexual abuse of a child.
At sentencing, Loftis faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison, restitution to the child victim, and a fine of up to $5,000. Loftis is in federal custody pending sentencing, which is expected in approximately 90 days.
Federal jurisdiction existed in this case because the crime was committed in Indian Country and Loftis was Native American.
This case is the result of investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation – Oklahoma City Field Division and the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Bow Bottomly and Brandon Hale prosecuted the case.
18:2241(c) & 18:1153(a) AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ABUSE - WITH A CHILD UNDER 12 YEARS
18:2244(a)(5) & 18:1153(a) ABUSIVE SEXUAL CONTACT - WITH A CHILD UNDER 12 YEARS
Outcome: 08/13/2021 62 MINUTE ENTRY for proceedings held before Honorable Patrick R Wyrick:Jury Trial Completed, as to Lawrence Junior Loftis, on 8/13/2021. (Court Reporter Emily Cripe) (ks) (Entered: 08/13/2021)
08/13/2021 63 Jury Instructions as to Lawrence Junior Loftis. (ks) (Entered: 08/13/2021)
08/13/2021 64 Partial Verdict Jury Instruction, as to Lawrence Junior Loftis. (ks) (Entered: 08/13/2021)
08/13/2021 65 Jury Notes as to Lawrence Junior Loftis (ks) (Entered: 08/13/2021)
08/13/2021 66 JURY VERDICT as to Lawrence Junior Loftis (1) Guilty on Count 3. (ks) (Entered: 08/13/2021)
08/13/2021 Western District Case Management Entry to update cm/ecf: Terminate Deadlines and Hearings as to Lawrence Junior Loftis (ks) (Entered: 08/13/2021)