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Case Number: 4:20-cr-00190-GKF
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, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Description: Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with sexual abuse of a minor under 12 years old.
Joshua Dale Armstrong, 33, pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual abuse of a minor under 12 years old in Indian Country and abusive sexual contact of a minor under 12 years old in Indian Country. At the plea hearing, Armstrong admitted that from January 2018 to April 2020, he knowingly engaged in sex acts with a child, including rape.
“There are forces for good in this world who are ever vigilant against the threat of child sex predators. I’m so thankful the FBI and Tulsa Police Department teamed up to investigate Joshua Dale Armstrong. The criminally perverse acts that Armstrong inflicted upon a helpless child were sickening,” said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. “Make no mistake, we will bring the full weight of federal law against every pedophile who harms Oklahoma’s children in our jurisdiction.”
At the time of sentencing, set for Feb. 25, 2021, Armstrong faces a minimum sentence of 30 years imprisonment and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. He also faces a maximum fine of $250,000.
The FBI and Tulsa Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Edward Snow, Christopher Nassar and Devon Lash are prosecuting the case. AUSA Lash is a prosecutor from the Eastern District of New York. She volunteered to assist prosecution efforts here in the Northern District of Oklahoma due to the increased volume of cases since the Supreme Court’s ruling which stated the Creek Nation Reservation had never been officially disestablished by Congress. The United States and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation have jurisdiction of all cases that occur on the reservation involving Native American victims or defendants.
18 USC 1151, 1153, and 2241(c): Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child in Indian Country
18 USC 1151, 1153, and 2244(a)(5): Abusive Sexual Contact of a Child in Indian Country
Outcome: 11/18/2020 17 ATTORNEY APPEARANCE (Retained) by Isaiah Parsons on behalf of Joshua Dale Armstrong [Note: Attorney Isaiah Parsons added to party Joshua Dale Armstrong(pty:dft).] (Parsons, Isaiah) (Entered: 11/18/2020)
11/18/2020 18 MINUTES of Proceedings - held before Judge Gregory K Frizzell: Change of Plea Hearing held on 11/18/2020 , setting/resetting sentencing: ( Sentencing set for 2/25/2021 at 09:30 AM before Judge Gregory K Frizzell), guilty plea entered as to Joshua Dale Armstrong (Court Reporter: Brian Neil) (clb, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 11/18/2020)
11/18/2020 19 WAIVER of Right to Trial by Jury approved by Judge Gregory K Frizzell by Joshua Dale Armstrong (clb, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 11/18/2020)
11/18/2020 20 PETITION to Enter Plea of Guilty and ORDER Accepting Plea by Judge Gregory K Frizzell as to Joshua Dale Armstrong (clb, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 11/18/2020)
11/18/2020 21 PLEA AGREEMENT as to Joshua Dale Armstrong (clb, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 11/18/2020)
11/18/2020 22 SEALED PLEA SUPPLEMENT (clb, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 11/18/2020)