By PNA and U.S. News Agency / Asian
A 46-year-old American pedophile wanted by the courts in the United States is set to be deported by the Bureau of Immigration (BI).
Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. said the BI Board of Commissioners has already issued the order for Scott David Shrum’s summary deportation.
David said the fugitive was arrested last Wednesday at Maderazo Farm in Barangay Mohon, Talisay City, Cebu by operatives from the bureau’s Fugitive Search Unit (FSU).
Shrum, who is wanted by two courts in California, was arrested 10 months after he fled to the Philippines to avoid prosecution for his crimes.
The American is reportedly the subject of an arrest warrant from a district court in eastern California.
Earlier, a superior court in Sacramento, California also issued a warrant for his arrest due to charges that he engaged in “three or more acts of sexual conduct with a child.”
Lawyer Ma. Antonette Mangrobang, BI acting intelligence chief, said the arresting agents were able to trace the fugitive’s whereabouts through his son’s fiancée who pinpointed his whereabouts.
BI travel database showed that Shrum arrived in Manila on Dec. 29, 2011 and has never applied for extension of his stay as a tourist.
His passport was revoked by the U.S. government on April 20, making him an overstaying and undocumented alien.