American National Wanted for Child Abuse Arrested in Manila – BI

BI Arrested an American National Wanted for Child Abuse

The personnel of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested an American national allegedly wanted for child abuse.

The foreigner is wanted by authorities in the US state of Wisconsin for sexually abusing a minor nearly two decades ago, according to a PNA report. The pedophile suspect was apprehended in Manila, according to Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco.

BI American Child Abuse

Francisco Gomez, 62, was recognized as the suspect by Tansingco. According to the report, Gomez was caught in Ermita by the bureau’s fugitive search unit (FSU). Tansingco issued a mission order for Gomez’s arrest at the request of American authorities in Manila, who asked the BI for assistance in locating the defendant.

Tansingco stated in a statement that he will be deported as soon as the BI board of commissioners issues an order for his summary deportation, following which he will be blacklisted and barred from reentering the country. Tansingco stated that the ongoing presence of Americans in the nation posed a threat to Filipinos.

Gomez is wanted to stand trial before a circuit court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to BI-FSU commander Rendel Ryan Sy, who issued a warrant for his arrest on Feb. 26, 2003, after he was charged with sexual abuse of a juvenile. He escaped arrest in the United States, however, and fled to the Philippines on October 6, 2006, never to return.

Gomez is already an unauthorized alien because the US State Department cancelled his passport. The foreigner is presently being kept at the BI warden facility in Taguig City’s Camp Bagong Diwa pending deportation proceedings.

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