A British child abuser will be deported after UK authorities spotted him associating with Filipino children on Facebook.
Robert Evans, aged 63, was convicted of molesting an underage girl more than 10 years ago.
He first came to the Philippines in 2010 and married a Filipina he had met on the internet in 2012. Because of this marriage the Bureau of Immigration (BI) issued Evans a permanent visa.
However, British police have now asked him to be sent home to face justice after they spotted photographs of Evans with children on Facebook. In one case he was seen with a girl sitting on his lap. This is in breach of his original court order that banned him from having contact with minors.
As we reported on Friday, the same BI agents who arrested Evans at his home in Mahaplag, Leyte, also arrested Tipton Shea McMahon, 30. He is wanted in Texas for the murder of his stepfather seven years ago.
Both men are now being held at the BI detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City, awaiting deportation.
British child abuser
Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said Evans was arrested following a request from the British Embassy in Manila. They informed the BI of the suspect’s record as a convicted child sex offender and shared the incriminating evidence they had found on Facebook.
His page shows that the native of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, has 584 ‘friends’, many of them young girls.
“We will deport him to protect Filipino children from being victimised by him,” Mr Morente said.
“Our board of commissioners will issue an order cancelling his visa and ordering his deportation for being an undesirable alien.”
Aside from having sex with a minor, Evans was also convicted of grooming, “befriending a child with the objective of sexual abuse” and taking indecent photographs of children.