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Convicted sexual predator arrested near UGA

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Police arrested a convicted sexual predator at the University of Georgia on Tuesday.

Joseph Taylor Mills, 28, was dressed in all black and lurking around a student apartment complex at 3 a.m., according to authorities.

Police said that Mills has a history of sex crimes in Clarke County. He was first arrested in 2007 after allegedly sexual assaulting a student that he picked up in the Athens area. Police then linked him to other sex crimes against UGA students. In 2009, he was arrested on Peeping Tom charges. Last year, a judge barred him from being in Athens for two years.

A resident saw Mills around the Woodlands apartment complex, located only a couple of miles from campus.

"When the officer confronted him, he was actually sweating very profusely," said Athens-Clarke County Police Capt. Clarence Holeman. "It appeared like he had been running or up to something, doing something in the area."

Mills is being held without bond. If convicted of probation violation, he could go back to jail for a couple of years.

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