Convicted sex offender living in Escondido arrested

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. — Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted sex offender who lacked documentation to be in the U.S. but who had been living in Escondido for 19 years, the agency reported Thursday.

Around 8 a.m. Wednesday, Border Patrol agents approached and questioned the 34-year-old Guatemalan man about his immigration status after locating him in an unspecified northern San Diego County community, Border Patrol officials said.

The man — who had previous convictions for lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 and sex with a minor — admitted he had no documentation that allowed him to be in the U.S., according to the Border Patrol.

He was arrested and taken to a nearby Border Patrol station for processing.

The man, whose name was not released, faces federal charges for being illegally present in the U.S., officials said.

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