A British national wanted in the UK for pedophilia and an American sex offender wanted in New York were ordered deported after their arrest in separate operations in Metro Manila, the Bureau of Immigration said Monday.
The Briton, identified as 68-year-old William James Neville Ireland, is now detained at the BI jail in Taguig, following his arrest in Lubao, Pampanga by operatives from the bureau’s fugitive search unit.
BI commissioner Jaime Morente said Ireland was in the wanted list of UK’s National Crime Agency for engaging in sexual acts with a child at his home in Northern Ireland in 1996.
He was reportedly charged with seven counts of indecent assault of a female and two counts of gross indecency with a child.
The American, identified as Shane Edward Scism, was nabbed in Marikina City for being wanted in New York for failure to register as a sex offender.
The Correction Law of the State of New York requires sex offenders to register any change of address, Internet accounts, Internet profiles and status at any residence or educational institution. A warrant for his arrest was issued in the State of New York last July 30.
“We will immediately deport them as their continued stay in the country poses a serious threat to our women and children. Both are undesirable aliens who must be expelled from our country without delay,” Morente said.
Morente said the two will also be placed in the BI blacklist and banned from re-entering the country.
BI intelligence officer Bobby Raquepo said Ireland hid in the Philippines since Oct. 1, 2013 when he arrived here as a tourist. It was learned that he fled the UK to evade questioning by police on a complaint of historical sexual abuse that was filed against him.
“He was invited to appear for interview by the UK police that was scheduled on the same day he arrived in Manila,” Raquepo said.
Ireland became the subject of an Interpol red notice after fleeing to the Philippines.
On the other hand, the American planned to relocate in the country for good to escape his criminal liabilities in his country,” Raquepo said.