Yuma border agents arrest convicted pedophile
Posted at: 04/06/2013 9:39 AM
By: The Associated Press
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - A man convicted of sex crimes against a child in New Mexico is in trouble with federal authorities in Arizona.
Border Patrol agents in Yuma say they captured Jose Reyes-Acosta and another man after they crossed the Colorado River near Somerton on Thursday.
A records check revealed Reyes-Acosta was an aggravated felon with an extensive criminal history that included a conviction of sexual misconduct with a minor in 2005 and child abuse and intimidation of a witness in 2003.
Authorities say Reyes-Acosta had spent 18 months in prison in New Mexico and was deported to Mexico.
Authorities say he's now facing prosecution by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona.
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