Man at center of tribal sovereignty ruling again convicted
November 8, 2020
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A member of the Seminole Nation has been convicted in federal court of sexually assaulting a child after the U.S. Supreme Court in July ruled that Oklahoma prosecutors did not have authority to pursue charges against American Indians in parts of the state.
Court records show Jimcy McGirt, 72, was convicted Friday in U.S. District Court in Muskogee on two counts of sexual abuse and one count of sexual contact.
Prosecutors say McGirt faces 30 years to life in prison on the federal conviction. A sentencing date was not set.
McGirt's attorney, Richard O'Carroll, told t...