An Okmulgee man will spend the rest of his life in prison on sexual abuse charges.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced this week that Edgar Rene Garcia-Limon, age 36, was sentenced to life in prison for Aggravated Sexual Abuse in Indian Country and Abusive Sexual Contact in Indian Country, 120 months in prison for Felon in Possession of Firearm, and 24 months in prison for Illegal Reentry of Previously Removed Alien. The sentences run concurrently.
The charges arose from investigations by the Tulsa Police Department, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Lighthorse Police, Homeland Security Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
On May 18, 2022, a federal jury returned guilty verdicts on all counts after a two-day trial. During the trial, the United States presented evidence that the defendant sexually abused a female child under the age of eleven over a span of seven years. The United States also presented evidence that the defendant, a felon, was in possession of two firearms. Finally, the United States presented evidence that the defendant illegally returned to the United States from Mexico after having been previously removed from the United States in July 2019. The crimes occurred in Okmulgee County, within the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reservation and within the Eastern District of Oklahoma.
“The abuse suffered at the hands of the defendant will have long-lasting effects on his victim, and there is no question the sentencing is just,” FBI Oklahoma City Special Agent in Charge Edward J. Gray, said. “The FBI and our law enforcement partners will continue to aggressively pursue the most serious crimes in Indian Country and create safer communities for all Oklahomans.”
“This defendant’s predatory behavior shattered the innocence of an unsuspecting child,” said HSI Dallas Special Agent in Charge Lester R. Hayes, Jr. “No amount of prison time can restore what was lost by the victim. Thankfully, due to the collaborative efforts of our law enforcement partners, this defendant will be spending the remainder of his life behind bars.”
“Heinous isn’t a strong enough adjective to describe the crimes that were perpetrated by Mr. Limon Garcia. He is every law-abiding citizen’s worst nightmare. I am thankful that ATF was able to do a small part to keep this diabolical man behind iron bars for the rest of his life,” ATF Dallas Field Division Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey C. Boshek II, said.
“The defendant received the punishment he deserved,” United States Attorney Christopher J. Wilson, said. “After hearing the evidence gathered during a lengthy investigation, the jury rendered its verdicts, and now the judge has handed down appropriate punishment. For years, the defendant terrorized and sexually abused an innocent child, and now he will spend the rest of his life behind bars.”
The Honorable Ronald A. White, Chief U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the sentencing hearing in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Garcia- Limon will remain in custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve a non-paroleable sentence of incarceration.
Assistant United States Attorney Benjamin D. Traster represented the United States.