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Yuma border agents arrest convicted pedophile

YUMA, Ariz. 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.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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