Tribal man pleads guilty to aggravated sexual abuse
A Neshoba County man has pleaded guilty in federal court to aggravated sexual abuse of a minor on the Choctaw Indian Reservation.
U.S. Attorney Todd Gee and Acting Special Agent in Charge Jessica Orench of the FBI announced the plea on Jan. 8.
The man, Scottie Amos, 26, according to court documents, committed a sexual act on a minor who was between the ages of 12 and 16 in the Tucker community in September 2017
Amos was indicted by a federal grand jury in September 2022.
Following his plea, Amos is scheduled to be sentenced on April 11 and faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.
“A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors,” officials said.
Amos has previously pleaded guilty to burglary and awaits sentencing in that case as well, although no details have been made available on when or where that burglary took place.
The Choctaw Police Department had not responded to requests for additional information by press time on Tuesday.
CPD and the Federal Bureau of Investigation all investigated the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin J. Payne and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian K. Burns prosecuted the case.