Immigration bureau deports American pedophile-A A +A
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) deported Tuesday night an American pedophile wanted by authorities for sexually molesting a child.
BI Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. said Scott David Shrum, 46, was deported Tuesday aboard a Philippine Airlines flight to San Francisco.
He was deported more than a week after his arrest in Cebu by operatives from the BI fugitive search unit and pursuant to a summary deportation order issued against him by the bureau’s board of commissioners.
Aside from the issuance of the deportation order, the board also included the American in the immigration blacklist barring him from re-entering the Philippines.
Shrum is reportedly wanted by two courts in California and was expelled 10 months after he fled to the Philippines to avoid prosecution for his crimes.
Likewise, a superior court in Sacramento, California issued a warrant for his arrest due to charges that he engaged in “three or more acts of sexual conduct with a child.”
Another arrest warrant was issued against him by a district court in eastern California on charges he continuously moved from one US state to another to elude arrest.
Lawyer Ma. Antonette Mangrobang, BI acting intelligence chief, said the arresting agents were able to trace Shrum through his son’s fiancée who pinpointed his whereabouts at a remote farm in Talisay City, Cebu.
A check of the BI travel database showed that Shrum last arrived in Manila on December 29, 2011 and has never applied for extension of his stay as a tourist.
His passport was revoked by the US government on April 20 this year, making him both an overstaying and undocumented alien. (FP/Sunnex)