TULSA – United States Attorney Trent Shores announced today the results of the June Federal Grand Jury A.
“The federal justice system continues, as it must, even during a public health crisis and civil unrest. Through it all, the men and women of the United States Attorney’s Office continue working with our law enforcement partners to protect and serve the public,” said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. “The grand jury indictments returned this week involved allegations of child sex trafficking, possession and distribution of child pornography, and federal firearms violations.”
The following individual has been charged with violations of United States law in indictments returned by the Grand Jury. The return of an indictment is a method of informing a defendant of alleged violations of federal law, which must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome a defendant’s presumption of innocence.
Thomas James Heiner. Sex Trafficking of a Child. Heiner, 55, of Langley, is charged with sex trafficking of a child. Heiner was apprehended while attempting to purchase an 11-year-old child to engage in sex acts with him. A press release announcing initial charges by Criminal Complaint was issued on May 22, 2020. The FBI, Tulsa Police Department, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations are the investigative agencies.
Six other individuals from the northeast corner of Oklahoma were also called, four of which were involved in child pornography.