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Farris sentenced for five counts of sexual abuse of a minor

Wednesday, January 8, 2023 - Michael Allen Farris, 50, of Bunch has been sentenced to over 11 years in prison on five counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

Farris was found guilty during a jury trial which began with testimony on Monday, November 29, 2021, and concluded on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, with the guilty verdicts.

Evidence at trial showed that on at least five occasions between June 2019 and August 2019, Farris raped the 13-year-old victim, resulting in the victim giving birth to a child. Testimony at trial indicated, through the process of DNA analysis, that the defendant was the father of the child.

The case was the result of an investigation by the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

“The Defendant, a 46-year-old man at the time, used his position of trust to repeatedly molest and abuse his 13-year-old victim. The sentence imposed will ensure he is held accountable for taking advantage of that trust,” said U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Wilson. “No child should ever experience the pain and suffering the Defendant brought upon the victim in this case.”

“The FBI and our law enforcement partners will do everything in our power to protect our most vulnerable citizens and get predators like Farris off the street,” said FBI Oklahoma City Special Agent in Charge Edward J. Gray. “We will continue to combine resources and investigative efforts to ensure the safety of the children in our communities.”

Farris was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal to await commitment to a United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve his non-paroleable sentence of incarceration.

KXMX Staff Writer

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