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U.S. Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona arrested a sex offender near San Miguel on Tuesday afternoon October 27, 2020.

Agents patrolling near the international boundary tracked and arrested 29-year-old Honorio Perez after he made illegal entry into the United States through the desert. 

Records checks revealed that Honorio is a Guatemalan national and he was convicted of sexual offenses against a child in Floyd County, Georgia in 2012. After completing his subsequent prison sentence, Honorio was removed from the United States in 2017.  

Honorio will now face felony immigration prosecution, as he is a previously removed felon with a lifetime ban from the United States. All people apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal immigrants with criminal histories are positively identified.

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