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U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender near Nogales, Arizona on Monday morning November 11, 2019.

Tucson Sector agents patrolling near the border apprehended 35-year-old Santiago Mariano-Aguirre at 8 a.m.

Santiago, a Mexican national illegally present in the United States, was convicted of sex with a minor on September 30, 2005, in Humboldt County, California. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail.

Santiago now faces prosecution for immigration violations.

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