10/18/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/18/2021 16:19
A Broken Arrow man whose trial was slated to start this week in federal court pleaded guilty today for sexually abusing a minor, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.
Christopher Dean Dana, 35, pleaded guilty to coercion and enticement of a minor in Indian Country.
In his plea agreement, Dana, a non-Indian, admitted that he sexually abused the victim when she was between the ages of seven and 11 then again when she was between 12 and 16 years old. When she resisted his advances, Dana would further pressure the victim by offering her money. The victim is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation, and the crimes occurred within the boundaries of the Muscogee Nation reservation.
"Christopher Dana betrayed this young victim. He should have been an adult she could trust but instead was a sexual predator," said Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. "My office and our law enforcement partners will not tolerate the abuse of the most vulnerable in our communities- children."
Chief U.S. District Judge John F. Heil III will sentence Dana on Feb. 25, 2022.
The FBI and Broken Arrow Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stacey P. Todd and Gina S. Gilmore are prosecuting the case.