● Convicted German Pedophile Nabbed in RP

Cavite City, Philippines: (04/22/2009) – The Bureau of Immigration on Wednesday announced the arrest of a German national wanted for multiple counts of child molestation.

Immigration chief Marcelino Libanan said Holger Arvid Ingo Becker, 47, was arrested by BI operatives in Barangay Batong Dalig, Cavite City last April 7.

Libanan said Becker is now detained at the BI detention center in Bicutan, Taguig. He said his office is now in contact with the German embassy for the foreigner’s deportation.

He said that before arrest, the German embassy informed his office about Becker’s presence in the country. He said that according to the German embassy, Becker is a convicted and an “incurable” pedophile.

Libanan said Becker’s passport has been canceled by the German government and that the fugitive arrived in the country January last year.

Werner Grohe, the German embassy’s Third Secretary, described Becker as a notorious pedophile who had victimized several children in Germany before fleeing to the Philippines.

“He will most likely be kept under preventive detention indefinitely because he served several jail sentences on this kind of crime before and cannot be cured,” the German envoy decried in a letter to Libanan prior to Becker’s arrest.

The warrant for Becker’s arrest was issued last February by a local court in Hamburg where he was charged with raping a five-year old girl in September 2006.

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Posted in NATIONAL - News/Commentary on 04/25/2009 10:15 pm