Overstaying American arrested, set to be deported after being accused of child abuse

Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr.

Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Agents of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested an overstaying American accused of inflicting harm and sexually abusing minors in Davao Occidental.

BI Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. identified the American as Leslie Allen Hardy, 55, now detained at the immigration jail in Bicutan, Taguig.

David said Hardy’s arrest was prompted by complaints of residents in Malita, Davao Occidental, about his alleged indecent behavior and sexual advances on minors in the area.

Hardy also allegedly sexually molested his own minor son and refused to have the child treated for the urinary tract infection he suffered, the BI said.

“We will deport him for being an undesirable alien and for overstaying in the country for  more than three years,” David said in a statement.

Investigation revealed that Hardy last arrived in the country on February 2010 and did not extend his visa even as his authorized stay expired in April that year.

Lawyer Ma. Antonette Mangrobang, BI acting intelligence chief, said the American recently managed to convince the parents of a 14-year-old girl to have the latter legally adopted by him in the guise of helping the child who was suffering from sleep apnea and malnutrition.

“They were already processing the adoption papers when the parents decided to cancel their agreement upon learning that the man who would adopt their child was a pedophile,” Mangrobang said.

The BI official urged the public to report to the bureau the presence and activities of undesirable aliens in their communities.

“We encourage the public to help us enforce our immigration laws on aliens who violate them.  Report them to us and we will act,” Mangrobang said.

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  • tarikan

    If the U.S. goes for tit-for-tat, a dozen Americans would be deported stateside as against 150,000 TNT Filipinos. Ok, maybe out of the dozen eleven are pedophiles (bad people they deserve it). All those 150K TNTs are law abiding except that they are wanted by the ICE.

    • tadokapurpledaisy

      yun na nga, di sila makapalag dito kasi wala silang papers. pag nahuli ng ICE kulong agad at idedeport. kaso sa mga american pedophlies dyan sa atin. dapat ikulong bago ideport at sigurado naman na pagdating nila dito sa amin, maghihimas din ang mga yan ng rehas.

  • Kronos2

    Charge this s o b and if found guilty should serve time in Philippine jail system before he should be deported back to the US.

    • tadokapurpledaisy

      but bear in mind that once he arrives here, kalaboso din ang bagsak nya. america has never been kind to molesters.

  • RocSteady

    Hey Inquirer! Why do you always use the same picture of the BI Commissioner every time an immigration story is published? Please do this guy some justice and find a better picture of him. I am sure the BI has an official photo available for public use.

  • George Lapulapu

    ..deport Pedophile!!!

  • Teresa Santos

    DEPORT?? Don’t we have a jail??????

  • Teresa Santos

    Why not let him serve his sentence first????



    • Jesse_Bruce_Pinkman

      Because our children are scrumptiously delicious. Yum!

      • discerningmind

        That is so gross and sickening man!

  • regd

    He will soon join the priesthood and continue the journey. Place is perfect for him.

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