The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is set to deport a 64-year old Briton who was arrested for allegedly running a child sex website in the Philippines.
The foreigner, identified as John Crotty who was arrested in his rented home in Tangub City, was previously convicted by a British court for being a sex offender.
According to BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco, Crotty was also investigated for alleged film piracy after arresting officers found obscene photos of underage Filipino girls on his website and social media accounts.
Crotty was reportedly jailed for nine years in the United Kingdom, and moved to the Philippines shortly after his release from prison.
The operation on Crotty was conducted by joint enforcers from the BI’s Fugitive Search Unit and Intelligence Division and the Tangub City police.
“The arrest followed official communication from British authorities informing us that Crotty became the subject of an Interpol green notice that was issued last Feb. 21,” BI Intelligence chief Fortunato Manahan, Jr. said.
Manahan said Crotty had been in the Philippines since Feb. 6 2022 when he arrived here as a tourist and has overstayed his visa.
Tansingco vowed to prioritize the arrest and deportation of sex offenders preying on vulnerable victims online.
“These predators pose a serious threat to our women and children and there is no place for them here.” he said.
Crotty was placed in the BI blacklist effectively barring him from re-entering the country.