American convicted of child abuse to be deported by PH immigration bureau

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MANILA, Philippines—The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has arrested an American who was convicted in the United States of abusing a child and then violated his parole by fleeing to the Philippines.

Immigration Officer-in-Charge Siegfred Mison said Stephen Rodden, who was convicted by a US court for “continuous sexual abuse of a child,” would be deported upon the issuance by the BI Board of commissioners of an order for his summary deportation.

“We will likewise put him in our blacklist so he cannot return here and pose a risk to our Filipino children, or to anyone who could be his next victim,” Mison said in a statement.

Mison said his men from the BI Fugitive Search Unit nabbed Rodden, 51, in Makati City on Aug. 31, after he violated his parole in the US by fleeing to the Philippines.

The arresting agents reported that Rodden could not present his passport when he was arrested in his home along Mockingbird St., Barangay Rizal, in Makati City, Mison said.

The immigration chief added that American was considered as an undocumented alien since his passport had already expired.

Mison said Rodden was arrested upon the request of the US Embassy, which informed the bureau about his record as a convicted child molester.

The embassy informed the BI that a Board of Parole in California issued a warrant of arrest against Rodden on March 13, 2012.

The same board also suspended his parole upon learning that he violated by fleeing from the United States.

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  • bok

    They should have shot this dog instead !

  • rj45

    Do you know what they do to convicted child molesters in the USA?

    – They put them in jail for a long time.
    – While in Jail they get rammed and jammed and beaten up.
    – If paroled, they must register as a Sex Offender in the city and county where they live.
    – They are continuously monitored by their parole officer.
    – They are on continuous watch alert.
    – In some states, they are euthanized

    Why they were able to leave the US and pass our border is too alarming. They are not human, they are demons. In other countries, they will be shot to death.

    We should have a negative database of foreign criminals so they can be screened before the BI officer and sent back whichever sh¡thøle they came from. The United States sex offender database is available to the public. Criminals also are a public record in the US. Each state has its own sex offender database and BI should be able to capture those names and personal details quickly and periodially sµçk in all the information into the BI’s negative database records. If we did that, Rodden should have been kicked back out at port of entry and back to the mighty usa without landing his feet in our land.

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