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Background: Campaign workers man their positions outside a the Hollywood Beach, Fla. community center early Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 trying to get last minute votes. AP Photo/J. Pat Carter. /Inset: Amilcar De Jesus Noguera booking photo Florida Department of Corrections.

Convicted child sex offender voted illegally at least 18 times: Police

Background: Campaign workers man their positions outside a the Hollywood Beach, Fla. community center early Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 trying to get last minute votes. (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter.) Inset: Amilcar De Jesus Noguera booking photo (Florida Department of Corrections.)

Amilcar De Jesus Noguera, 72, of Florida has been charged with two felonies after police say he voted illegally for decades after he was convicted of a child sex crime in the 1980s.

Noguera was arrested on May 10, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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    The 72-year-old’s arrest was first reported Monday by ABC affiliate WPLG.

    Police have accused the Davie, Florida, resident of voting illegally in elections for years starting in the early 1990s. Noguera was convicted of sexual activity with a child in December 1989 and public records show he is still on the state’s sex offender registry list.

    Authorities say Noguera was given a decade of probation after his conviction.

    Records reportedly show that the man cast his first vote just two months after his conviction and that he falsely affirmed he could cast a legitimate ballot by registering. WPLG said records show Noguera has voted in 18 elections since 1992.

    The convicted sex offender even cast a ballot in the state’s most recent general election.

    Noguera’s voting rights were never restored, according to authorities. An amendment to the Florida constitution was made in 2018 that allows Florida felons to vote so long as they have completed all terms of their sentence, including parole and probation.

    It is unclear if Noguera has retained an attorney. A review of the inmate search for Broward County does not generate a listing for Noguera, indicating that he was likely released shortly after his arrest.

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