BI bars british ‘pedophile’ from entering PH

BUREAU of Immigration (BI) officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) barred a British national from entering the country for being a sex offender who is wanted in Australia.

Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco identified the Briton as 39-year-old David Ian John Bishop, who was intercepted at the NAIA Terminal 3 last November 8 when he arrived aboard a Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong.

Tansingco said Bishop was denied entry after the immigration officer saw his name registered a positive hit in the BI’s database.

The hit indicated that the passenger is subject of an Interpol notice alerting law enforcers worldwide about his record as a pedophile who is liable to commit sex crimes against children.

Tansingco disclosed that Bishop is reportedly wanted in New South Wales, Australia where he was charged for sexual exploitation, prostitution and crimes against children. 

Authorities alleged that in 2017, the Briton engaged in online chat with another person wherein he invited the latter to join him in engaging in sexual activities with minors. Unknown to Bishop, the person he talked to later reported the matter to the police who then monitored and recorded their subsequent conversations.

Their conversations were described as explicit and graphic, and the suspect was heard bragging that he was in a relationship with a 13-year-old Asian boy. He was arrested June 3, 2017 and admitted during interrogation that he owned the email address and phone number associated with the taped conversations.