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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

KeIfer man pleads guIlty to sexual abuse of 14-year old, strangling dating partner

A man who sexually abused a 14-year-old victim and later assaulted his then-girlfriend has pleaded guilty in federal court, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.

Andrew Don Rector, 32, of Kiefer, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor in Indian Country and assault of an intimate/dating partner by strangling and attempting to strangle in Indian Country.

In his plea agreement, Rector admitted that on Aug. 15, 2020, to Aug. 16, 2020, he sexually abused a 14-year-old victim while she was at his home. Officers dispatched to locate the teenager, who was reported as a runaway, discovered the victim in the defendant’s home. Law enforcement were able to prove the sexual assault after interviewing the victim and analyzing DNA evidence.

Rector further admitted that from May 3, 2022, to May 4, 2022, he strangled his dating partner. During the domestic violence assault, he strangled the victim multiple times and also threatened to kill the victim and her family.

The FBI and Muscogee Nation Lighthorse Tribal Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Julie Childress and Cymetra Williams are prosecuting the case.

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