February 28, 2024

Conehatta Man Faces Life In Prison After Pleading Guilty To Abusive Sexual Contact With Child

Morgan Howard

U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi

A Conehatta man pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact with a child.

According to court documents, 27-year-old Brett Keith Thomas engaged in sexual contact with a minor under the age of twelve.
Court records show that the offense occurred in the Conehatta Community of the Choctaw Indian Reservation in 2016.

Thomas is scheduled to be sentenced on June 5, 2024, and faces up to life in prison. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee and Acting Special Agent in Charge Maher Dimachkie of the Federal Bureau of Investigation made the announcement.

The Choctaw Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin J. Payne and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian K. Burns prosecuted the case.

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