Carnival worker sent to prison for repeat offenses

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ENID, Okla.—A carnival worker, who served time in prison for a crime in California, is being sent to jail for another crime here in the Sooner State.

Authorities say when William K. Echols was 20-years-old, he was convicted of molesting a child in California.

After that conviction, Echols was required to register as a sex offender.

After being released from prison, Echols began traveling with a carnival across the country and never registered.

He was found in Enid after an anonymous tip led U.S. marshals to his location.

Echols pleaded guilty to the charge of failing to register as a sex offender.

He also had four prior convictions for failing to register in Nebraska, California and Oregon.

He was sentenced to serve 36 months in prison and 10 years probation.