A registered sex offender has been helping instruct and supervise children at Oklahoma State University’s Cowboy Basketball Camp.

Byron Dwight Houston, 36, of Bethany, a former OSU and professional basketball player, has been working with grade-school players during the camps.

In addition to Eddie and Sean Sutton, other college and high school coaches, pro and college players, which include current and former Cowboys, help work as supervisors and instructors.

Houston has been convicted three times of indecent exposure, dating to 2001, which registered him as a sexual offender.

In Oklahoma, it is unlawful for any registered sex offender to work with or provide services to children or to work on school premises, or for any person or business which contracts for work to be performed on school premises to knowingly and willfully allow any employee to work with children or to work on school premises.

Houston left supervised probation on Jan. 28, 2005 but his case does not expire until March 3, 2009. After that date, he is required to register as a sex offender for 10 years.

His next review is scheduled Aug. 3 in Oklahoma County.

“Byron Houston is making significant strides in his life,” said Sean Sutton, OSU head coach designate. “Because of a previous arrangement with the judge in his case, we believed he was allowed to work basketball camps this year. When told that was not the case, we took the proper steps. He is no longer working our camps.

“I played with Byron and he was a great teammate. He has taken responsibility for his past mistakes and is making positive progress, including earning his degree from OSU this past semester. We support him in his efforts and appreciate all that he has done for OSU basketball.”

Houston was not a part of the camp Wednesday nor had any further legal action been taken.

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