|Two British pedophiles fall|
JULY 26, 2012
Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents arrested two convicted British pedophiles wanted for a string of child molestation and sexual assault cases in their country.
Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. identified the aliens as Keefer James Cooper, 70, and David Alan Williams, 50.
Operatives from the BI fugitive search unit arrested the Britons last July 17 at their house in Polanco, Zamboanga del Norte.
David said the Britons, who are detained at the BI jail in Bicutan, Taguig, will be deported for being undesirable aliens.
“Their continued presence in our country poses a threat to our Filipino children, anyone of whom could be the next victim,” the BI chief said.
According to Atty. Ma. Antonette Mangrobang, BI acting intelligence chief, Cooper is the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant in the United Kingdom after being convicted of sexual offenses by the Woolwich crown court in London on. Feb. 2, 2010.
The said court sentenced Cooper to 10 years in prison after finding him guilty on ten counts of rape and indecent assault against children.
He was, however, convicted in absentia as he eluded arrest and fled to the Philippines in August 2009.
On the other hand, Mangrobang said a crown court in Worcestershire , England convicted Williams for indecent assault on a child in May 2004.
He served a short prison term, was released on bail and fled to the Philippines in September of that year.
Mangrobang said the Britons will be deported this week as deportation orders were already issued against them by the BI board of commissioners.###