CHEROKEE COUNTY, NC. (WRCB) – A convicted sex offender is back behind bars after being found at a daycare in Murphy.

Sheriff Keith Lovin says an investigation began following reports that 60-year-old Rafael Federico Rodriguez had been to area daycare centers.

The Sheriff says he was found at a center in Murphy last week, where he was arrested.

Rodriguez is being held in the Cherokee County Detention Center on a $40,000 bond.

He's scheduled for court in July.

Court records show Rodriguez was convicted in September of 2002 for three counts of indecent liberties with a minor child.