By Morgan Taylor, Reporter
MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma – Kyle Elliot Leitka (31) of Weleetka, was sentenced to 13 months imprisonment for Abusive Sexual Contact in Indian Country after nearly a yearlong investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Leitka was indicted on the charges in Sept. 2020 then convicted and sentenced in March 2021. Leitka was incarcerated to the custody of the United States Marshal to await guarantee to a United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve his non-parole-able sentence.
The incident happened on or about June 22, 2020 within the Eastern District of OK, in Indian Country. Leitka, a tribal citizen did engage and attempt to engage in abusive sexual contact as defined by Title 18, United States Code, Section 2246.
This was not Leitka’s first offense.
In 2012, Leitka was convicted of rape in the first degree in Tulsa Co. Records show Leitka was at a party on the night of Oct 2, 2011 and the victim woke up to Leitka performing sexual acts then called the police.
He was sentenced to 13 years under the Department of Corrections with ten in custody and three years suspended sentence.
Upon his early release in late 2019, Leitka was to register as a sex offender.
According to the latest report, it was six months post prison release that he was charged with abusive sexual contact in Indian Country on a victim who was sleeping when Leitka engaged in the abuse.
Some studies have found that 17 percent of sex offenders were convicted of another sex crimes within five years of first conviction.
Acting United States Attorney Christopher J. Wilson said, “Touching a child for sexual gratification is inexcusable.”
“It is criminal and morally repugnant. Seeing our most vulnerable being preyed upon is heartbreaking, and it is the goal of the justice system to identify, prosecute and punish those responsible for these reprehensible crimes.”