Angeles City in Pampanga, Philippines. Photo: Google Maps

An American who was wanted by US authorities for alleged distribution of child pornography has been arrested in Angeles City, Pampanga in the Philippines.

On February 22, the suspect identified as Jaime Dokulil, 40, was arrested at his home in Clark Field by the Bureau of Immigration’s Fugitive Search Unit (BI-FSU). According to Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morent, the US Embassy sought the help of the BI after a district court in Minnesota, issued an arrest warrant for Dokulil on January 17, Manila Standard reported on Wednesday.

“He will be deported for posing risk to public safety and security as his presence here presents a threat to our Filipino children, any one of whom could be his next victim,” Morente said.

Dokulil will be deported as an undocumented alien after the BI received information that his passport was cancelled by the US government. The American will also be barred from re-entering the Philippines.

According to BI-FSU Chief Bobby Raquepo, the American reportedly fled to the Philippines on January 11, just six days before the Minnesota court ordered his arrest. Raquepo said Dokulil was convicted on March 3, 1999 by the Dakota Country District Court in Minnesota on charges of engaging in “terroristic threats” to cause extreme fear by use of violent threats.

“He must have sensed his impending arrest. This prompted him to flee his home town,” Raquepo said.

US federal agents are to fetch Dokulil in Manila as soon as the BI Board of Commissioners issues the order for his summary deportation.

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