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Fugitive sex offender arrested near SAPD headquarters

William James Mahoney, 52, wanted for violating sex offender registration rules

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SAN ANTONIO – A sex offender wanted for failing to meet court-ordered annual registration requirements was arrested Monday near San Antonio Public Safety Headquarters.

William Mahoney, 52, is charged for violating the sex offender registration. His bond was set at $20,000.

Mahoney was featured as a fugitive on KSAT-12 on Aug. 22. He was sentenced in 1999 to five years in prison for five charges of indecency with a 4-year-old girl by contact. Upon his release, he was required to register quarterly as a sex offender. The state's sex offender registry site shows Mahoney reported to the San Antonio Police Department in November 2012. It does not show he has reported to them since then.

The U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force asked for help to find Mahoney. Deputy Chris Bozeman said they received tips indicating Mahoney might be homeless and staying in San Antonio. San Antonio police found him near their headquarters Monday afternoon and arrested him.

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