MANILA - Authorities have arrested an American national accused of pedophilia in Angeles City, Pampanga last September 3, immigration officials said Monday.
Samuel Arthur Thompson, 49, was arrested at his residence in a subdivision in the city.
He is a convicted sex offender and is wanted for engaging in child pornography and illegal gun possession in Florida, United States, according to the Bureau of Immigration.
Thompson fled to Manila last July 29 after a Florida court issued him an arrest warrant for unauthorized cyber access and intrusion, as well as possession of child pornography and firearm, the bureau said.
Back in 1998, Thompson was convicted and sentenced to one-year imprisonment for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy, it added.
Thompson, who is currently detained in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City, will be deported for being an undesirable and undocumented alien. His passport was already revoked by the US government.
He will also be placed in the bureau's blacklist and will be banned from re-entering the country.