Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma, announced that William K. Echols, 28, of Enid, was sentenced by United States District Judge Stephen P. Friot to serve 36 months in prison for failure to register as a sex offender. Upon his release, Echols will be under the Supervision of United States Probation Office for ten years.
After traveling with the carnival around the United States, Husted was discovered in Enid by the United States Marshals after an anonymous tip through the website TipSoft.com. Husted was subsequently indicted by the federal grand jury in April of 2012 and charged with failing to register as a sex offender.
Husted was required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (Adam Walsh Act) following his 2004 conviction in Trinity County Superior Court in California for Molesting a Child. In August of 2012, Husted entered a guilty plea to the charge in the indictment of failing to register as a sex offender. The defendant also has four prior convictions for failing to register as a sex offender in Nebraska, California, and Oregon.