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Stilwell Man Sentenced To 35 Months For Failure To Register As Sex Offender

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Joshua Wade Carter, age 42, of Stilwell, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 35 months imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release for 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).

The Indictment alleged that from in or about November 2016, the exact date being unknown to the Grand Jury, until on or about April 19, 2017, 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 a felony conviction from the State of Texas in Tarrant County on or about February 21, 2002, for the offense of Sexual Assault of a Child under 17, resided in Indian Country, and knowingly failed to register and update his registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Adair County Sherriff’s Office and the United States Marshals Service.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “When law enforcement officers from different agencies work together they serve our communities well. The United States Marshals Service and the Adair County Sheriff’s Office worked together on this investigation and as a result, the community is safer. I commend them for their joint efforts to ensure that sex offender registration laws are being enforced.”

The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the nonparoleable sentence will be served.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

Updated November 20, 2017

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