Briton, American to be deported by BI

August 19, 2019

A British national wanted in the UK for pedophilia and an American sex offender wanted in New York will be deported by the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

BI fugitive search unit (FSU) chief Bobby Raquepo said 68-year-old William James Neville Ireland is now in BI custody following his arrest last Wednesday in Lubao, Pampanga.

Raquepo said Ireland is on the wanted list of UK’s National Crime Agency for engaging in sexual acts with a child at his home in Northern Ireland in 1996.  He was reportedly charged with seven counts of indecent assault of a female and two counts of gross indecency with a child.

He also said that two days after, FSU operatives arrested 45-year-old Shane Edward Scism in Marikina City for being wanted in New York for failure to register as a sex offender.

The Correction Law of the State of New York requires sex offenders to register any change of address, internet accounts, internet profiles and status at any residence or educational institution.  A warrant for his arrest was issued in the State of New York last July 30.

Raquepo said Ireland had hidden in the Philippines since Oct. 1, 2013 when he arrived here as a tourist.  It was learned that he fled the UK to evade questioning by police on a complaint of historical sexual abuse that was filed against him.

‘He was invited to appear for interview by the UK police that was scheduled on the same day he arrived in Manila,’Raquepo said.

Ireland became the subject of an Interpol red notice that was issued last Aug. 5 after UK authorities found that he had fled to the Philippines.