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Updated Jan 9, 2013 - 2:35 pm

Feds take Arizona sex offender into custody

TUCSON, Ariz. — A convicted sex offender who violated his parole in
Arizona has been arrested after being found in Mexico.

The U.S. Marshals Service said Michael Anthony Martinez, 29, was taken
into custody Tuesday night at the Lukeville port of entry in southern Arizona.

Authorities said Martinez was found working at a Puerto Penasco resort and
deported.

Martinez was convicted in April 2000 for attempted child molestation and
attempted sexual conduct with a minor in Maricopa County and sentenced to 10
years in prison.

Authorities said Martinez failed to register as a sex offender upon his release
from prison and was living in Utah by February 2011.

He was arrested, extradited to Arizona, served a 14-month sentence and
was accused of having had contact with a minor while on supervised release before fleeing to
Mexico.

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