BI to deport American wanted for rape

By Ferdinand Patinio

April 11, 2019, 5:13 pm

MANILA — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is set to deport an American wanted for rape by authorities in Alaska.

Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said Thursday that Carmen Daniel Perzechino Jr., 57, was arrested on April 4 by members of the BI Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) at his apartment in Angeles City, Pampanga.

The foreigner was apprehended through the mission order issued by the BI chief at the request of the US Embassy in Manila which informed the Bureau about the latter’s presence in the country.

Perzechino reportedly fled to the Philippines last February 11.

Morente said that the passport of the American was already revoked by the US State Department to facilitate his immediate deportation as an undocumented alien.

He is subject of an arrest warrant by a Superior Court in Kenai, Alaska where he was charged with two counts of sexual assault in the first degree and one count of kidnapping-injury with sexual assault in 2001.

“People like him are not welcome in our country. If he did that in the US, then there is a possibility that he might commit the same crime in the Philippines. Criminals like him ought to be barred from ever setting foot in our country,” said Morente in a statement.

Perzechino committed his alleged crime in Sterling, Alaska on Jan. 20, 2001 when he kidnapped his victim before sexually assaulting and raping her.

The American is detained at the immigration facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig pending issuance by the BI Board of Commissioners of his summary deportation order.

He will then be placed in the BI blacklist and banned from re-entering the Philippines for being an undesirable alien. (PNA)