NOCA, Ariz. (WTVD) -- A man arrested after he illegally entered the United States from Mexico on Monday is a convicted sex offender in North Carolina.
Border Patrol agents in Arizona apprehended Cirilo Flores-Albino, 46, fewer than 20 yards north of the border.
Flores, who is from Mexico, was convicted in 2009 for indecent liberty with a child in Harnett County.
He is in federal custody pending prosecution for re-entry as an aggravated felon.
The Border Patrol said it conducts criminal history checks using biometrics on all detainees to make sure "illegal immigrants with criminal histories are positively identified."
Harnett County child sex offender caught re-entering US