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American wanted for sexual assault of disabled woman nabbed by BI

Calvert Leroy Cummings
The American wanted for rape who was nabbed by BI authorities. (JERRY S. TAN)

AN American national wanted by authorities for sexually assaulting a disabled woman in Texas three years ago was arrested by Bureau of Immigration (BI) operatives recently.

BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco identified the fugitive as Calvert Leroy Cummings, 68, who was arrested last Jan. 17 in a subdivision in Novaliches, Quezon City by elements from the BI’s fugitive search unit (FSU) under Rendel Ryan Sy.

According to Tansingco, the arrest of Cummings was sought by US authorities in Manila who requested his deportation so he could stand trial for his crime.

Sy said Cummings was issued an arrested warrant by a court Aransas County, Texas in September 2019 after he was indicted on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a disabled person. He fled to the Philippines afterwards to evade arrest and prosecution for his offense.

Cummings is now temporarily held at the BI’s facility inside Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig pending deportation proceedings.

Tansingco said Cummings will be deported after the BI board of commissioners issues the order for his summary deportation. He will then be placed in the immigration blacklist and banned from re-entering the country.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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