BI arrests suspected British pedophile
THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) has arrested a British national, a suspected child offender in the United Kingdom (UK).
BI said Douglas Michael Slade, 74, was arrested Wednesday following a letter from the British Embassy saying he is a wanted sex offender in their country. He was arrested in his home in Angeles City, Pampanga.
Records show that as early as the 1970s, he was linked to a UK activist group called the Pedophile Information Exchange. He has also reportedly molested a 14-year-old boy while he was in the UK.
In the Philippines, Slade was arrested several times for Child Abuse and Child Pornography in Angeles City. He lives at a nearby school in the city, where he allegedly lured boys as young as eight year old, paid them P150 to pose for nude photos and perform sexual acts.
Slade had a total of five criminal cases, all child abuse related in the Philippines, but all were dismissed.
On January 26, he was charged for being an undesirable alien by the Bureau of Immigration. He denied the charges, describing the accusations against him as “make believe” and was a “magical fantasy.”
“Slade’s reported acts pose a significant risk and threat to children’s wellbeing,” said BI Commissioner Siegfred Mison. “The wellbeing of our children is considered the utmost interest of the State. We will not allow any such corruption of our youth to happen,” he added.
He is currently quarantined at the BI Bicutan Detention Facility pending resolution of his deportation case. AC
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