STILLWATER — A convicted child molester who reportedly now lives in Drumright has been ordered to appear in Payne County District Court June 9 on a charge of failure to register as a sex offender while he was residing in Cushing.

Chad Everette Fletcher, 37, lived in the 1700 block of North Little Street in Cushing for approximately three months and never registered as a sex offender with the Cushing Police Department, Officer Cody Manuel alleged in an affidavit.

Fletcher, who had been convicted of three counts of sex abuse of a child in Tulsa County in 1999, apparently moved to Cushing last fall, about a year after he was released from prison, court records show.

Fletcher was arrested three months ago on a Payne County charge of failure to register as a sex offender in November 2007, after living in Cushing for more than seven days, court records show.

When he posted $5,000 bail in February, he listed a Drumright address, court records show.

In his Tulsa County child sex abuse case in 1999, Fletcher was sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by five years of probation, with sex offender counseling in and out of custody, court records show.

Fletcher served about four years before he was released from prison to probation in 2003, state Department of Corrections spokesman Jerry Massie told KUSH.

When his probation was revoked in 2005, Fletcher was sent back to prison and served about 20 more months before he was released again in December 2006, Massie told KUSH.

Fletcher previously had been sent to prison in 1991 for 783 days for possession of stolen property in Creek County, state DOC records show.

If convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in Payne County, Fletcher could receive as much as a five-year prison term and a $5,000 fine, court records show.

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