Immigration agents nab alleged Italian pedophile in Davao City
MANILA, Philippines — Government agents have intercepted an alleged Italian pedophile at the Davao International Airport, authorities said Tuesday.
Bureau of Immigration (BI) Acting Intelligence Chief Fortunato Manahan Jr., in a report to BI Commissioner Jaime Morente, said 57-year-old Lorenzo Marchesi was arrested last November 8.
Marchesi was about to board a flight to leave the country when immigration authorities nabbed him, Manahan said.
BI intelligence officer and Mindanao Intelligence Task Group (MITG) head Melody Gonzales said that aside from the complaints filed by his alleged victims, Marchesi is also facing other criminal complaints before the Davao City prosecutor’s office and Philippine National Police’s women and children’s protection desk.
These include complaints about violation of the expanded Anti-human Trafficking Act, Cybercrime Law, and Anti-child Abuse Act.
Following his arrest, the Italian national was brought to the holding facility of the BI district office in Davao City while awaiting his deportation and the resolution of the charges against him.
The immigration’s travel database showed that Marchesi has been traveling in and out of the country since January this year through Davao and Cebu.
Edited by KGA
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