A SUSPECTED American pedophile accused of sexually exploiting girls in Cebu City during his frequent travels to the country was deported by the Bureau of Immigration (BI).
Craig Alex Levin, 64, was deported last Thursday aboard a chartered special flight of the US Embassy from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
Agents from the US Marshals Service reportedly fetched Levin from the airport tarmac where he was brought from his detention cell at the BI Warden Facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City.
The BI said Levin was ordered expelled by the BI Board of Commissioners for being an undocumented and undesirable alien, and due to his status as a wanted fugitive.
Records show that operatives from the Police’s Women and Children Protection Center in Region 7 arrested Levin at his condominium unit in Brgy. Cogon Ramos, Cebu City on May 24, 2019 after he was seen accompanying a 15-year-old girl to his room.
US authorities informed the local police that Levin is wanted to stand trial before a US district court in Philadelphia on charges of sexually exploiting minors in the Philippines and for engaging in child sex trafficking.
Levin was subsequently turned over to the BI where he was detained while undergoing deportation proceedings.
US Prosecutors have described Levin as a dangerous sexual predator who targeted vulnerable children in the Philippines.
They also alleged in their indictment that Levin used the internet to persuade, induce, entice, and coerce a child into sex trafficking, and that he frequently travelled to the Philippines to engage in illicit sex with minors.
Levin has been placed in the BI’s blacklist and is now perpetually banned from re-entering the Philippines.