Three men pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to committing sex crimes against children, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.
Caleb Lee Giles, 23, of Afton, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor in Indian Country and coercion and enticement of a minor. Giles perpetrated sex crimes against two minor victims starting in 2020. The crimes continued for several years. Giles began communicating with the first victim when the minor was 13 years old, which became a sexual relationship when she was 14. Giles began communicating with the second victim for the purpose of coercing her into sexual activity when she was 12 years old. The FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Nathan E. Michel and Valeria G. Luster are prosecuting the case.
Ronald Paul Phillippe, 58, of Tulsa, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor in Indian Country. Phillippe admitted that between September 2018 and Oct 1, 2021, he touched a minor younger than 12 years old in a sexual manner numerous times through the clothes. The FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Ihler is prosecuting the case.
Mark Kevin Henshall, 28, of Springfield, Missouri, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor in Indian Country and incest in Indian Country. Henshaw raped and regularly engaged in sexual activity with a minor relative for two years, starting when Henshall was 21. The FBI, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, and Bartlesville Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Niko A. Boulieris is prosecuting the case.
All defendants will be sentenced at later dates.
These cases were brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.