Federal Court convicts man of child sexual abuse

A federal jury in Muskogee convicts Jerry Rogers of Sallisaw for aggravated sexual abuse, abusive sexual contact and sexual abuse of a minor.

SEQUOYAH COUNTY, Okla. – In Muskogee, a federal jury convicted a Sallisaw man of aggravated sexual abuse, abusive sexual contact and sexual abuse of a minor.

Jerry Rogers’ trial began Monday, April 15 and ended Wednesday with a minimum sentence of 30 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Rogers sexually abused a girl he knew, starting when she was eight years old and until she was 13. She then revealed what he did to her when she was 16.

The Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI investigated, but since the victim is a tribal member and the crimes took place within the Cherokee Nation boundaries, Rogers was prosecuted in federal court.

Police say Rogers will remain in custody until sentencing at a later date.

Excellent work by our investigator, Cindy Smith, and the FBI agents involved in the case.

Posted by the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, April 21, 2022

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