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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Ardmore Man Pleads Guilty To Failure To Register As Sex Offender

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Billy Don Urango, age 27, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea to Failure To Register As Sex Offender in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2250(a)(1), 2250(a)(2)(B) and 2250(a)(3), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both. 

The Indictment alleges that from in or about June 2017, the exact date being unknown to the Grand Jury, until on or about January 3, 2018, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and elsewhere, the defendant, an individual required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, after having received felony convictions from the State of Texas, in Grayson County, on or about February 18, 2010, for two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, one count of Indecency with a Child Exposes and one count of Indecency with a Child Sexual Contact, traveled in interstate and foreign commerce and knowingly failed to register and update his registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the United States Marshals Service. Urango was deemed one of the Top 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders in Texas by the Texas Department of Public Safety. 

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.  

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated April 19, 2019