February 29, 2024

BI denies entry of hawaiian man convicted for child porn

AN American man previously convicted in his country for crimes against children was denied entry to the country by Philippine immigration.

Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Norman Tansingco that Ronald Huy Young, 54, was excluded after arriving on board a Philippine Airlines flight from Honolulu on Sunday.

Young was denied entry by the immigration for violation of the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940.  In the said law, foreign nationals who have been previously convicted of crimes involving moral turpitude are inadmissible in the Philippines.

Records of the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center show that Young pled guilty to electronic enticement of a child in the first degree.  He was sentenced by the first circuit court in the State of Hawaii to ten (10) years in prison last 2008, and was included in the state’s sex registry.

BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco reiterated that aliens with records of sexual crimes are not welcome in the country.

“The law is very clear in its intent to protect Filipinos from foreigners who might be engaged in sex tourism, and may prey upon the vulnerable,” said Tansingco.  “Aliens with such criminal records are barred from entering our country,” he added.

Young will be boarded on the next available flight back to his country of origin, and his name shall be included in the BI’s blacklist.