- Associated Press - Monday, April 4, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - After more than two months on the run, a convicted sex offender has been arrested in southern Arizona by federal authorities.

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office announced Monday that Chad Andrew Berkley was arrested in Arivaca. That’s an unincorporated community about 11 miles from the Mexico border.

Berkley had been released on $11,000 bond after being charged with 12 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

He failed to show for a Jan. 26 hearing in Pima County Superior Court and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Berkley had been accused of downloading child pornography and storing those images on his cellphone and online accounts.

Authorities say Berkley had also been convicted in 2005 for a sexual offense involving a child.

He’s now being held on a $500,000 bond.

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