BI bars entry of two American sex offenders in Cebu
BI bars entry of two American sex offenders in Cebu
BI bars entry of two American sex offenders in Cebu
by Mary Antalan22 November 2023

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday, Nov. 22, said it barred two American sex offenders from entering the Philippines in an international airport in Cebu over the weekend.

In a press release, BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco said the two were separatedly intercepted days in a row, and they were identified as Neil Eugene Graves, 47, who was intercepted last Nov. 18, and Stuart Chase Dingman, 60, who was stopped the following day at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA).

Tansingco said both suspects arrived via a Korean Air flight from Incheon, Seoul, and were denied entry for being registered sex offenders (RSOs), which stemmed from their convictions for sexual offenses.

BI's investigation revealed that Graves was convicted on criminal sexual conduct charges in the fourth degree for molesting 13- to 15-year-old minors in 2011.

Digman, on the other hand, was convicted multiple times in 1996 and 1992 for assault and battery of a child in Massachusetts.

The Immigration said Grave and Dingman were flown out of the country the following day via a Korean Air flight to Incheon.

Under the Philippine Immigration laws, the entry of foreign nationals who have previously been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude is strictly prohibited.

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