Deported sex offender arrested near Arizona-Mexico border

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Border Patrol agents say a convicted sex offender deported from California has been caught in Arizona.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials say 30-year-old Cesar Vargas-Ordaz, a Mexican national, was arrested Tuesday near Ajo.

Agents processing Vargas-Ordaz learned he was convicted in 2015 of sex with a minor under the age of 16 in Santa Clara, California. He was sentenced to eight months followed by three years of probation.

Authorities say Vargas-Ordaz will face federal charges for re-entering the country as an aggravated felon.

He remains in federal custody.

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