Thursday, July 6, 2023 - A former Stilwell teacher has been indicted on multiple child sexual abuse charges and the FBI believes there could be even more victims.
According to the Oklahoma City Field Office of the FBI, Lawrence Fourkiller, 47, has been indicted on multiple charges of child sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 12.
The federal indictment reveals that the first incident allegedly took place between Aug. 2020 and May 2021. It also describes five more incidents that allegedly occurred around Aug. 2022 and May 2023. All potential victims were children younger than 12 years old according to the document.
Fourkiller was arrested at DFW airport without incident on June 28, FBI officials stated.
Fourkiller faces charges filed in the Eastern District of Oklahoma with offenses related to alleged abuse involving a student. If convicted he faces a penalty of up to life in prison.
According to FOX23 News Tulsa, Assistant Superintendent Matthew Brunk issued the following statement:
"Student safety is the greatest priority of Stilwell Public Schools. This spring, we received a serious allegation regarding a district employee. The employee was immediately placed on administrative leave, and the matter was reported to the Oklahoma State Department of Human Services and law enforcement. The district has fully cooperated with – and will continue to cooperate with – all related investigations. Because this is a personnel matter, I am unable to share additional information at this time."
Fourkiller was released from the Johnson County Jail in Texas into the custody of U.S. Marshals on July 5, and is expected to be extradited back to Oklahoma.
The FBI and the Stilwell Police are continuing to investigate this case. The FBI believes that there could be more victims and are asking anyone with information to contact them at 405-290-7770 or LFVictims@fbi.gov.
KXMX Staff Writer
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