Brit who abused Filipino minors will not escape Law
The British Embassy assured on Wednesday that any British national caught committing sex offences in the Philippines will be brought to justice. This announcement came after Cebu police arrested a 73-year-old British national for touching three minors.
After national broadsheet Inquirer asked what the UK’s policy was on arrested nationals, the embassy replied ‘The UK will do everything in its power to identify and bring swiftly to justice anyone involved in the abuse and exploitation of children wherever it takes place.
‘The UK is firmly committed to action against crimes that exploit children. Abuse and exploitation of children is a global problem. We continue to engage with authorities in the Philippines to help apprehend people suspected of such offences.’
On Monday, Carcar City police arrested Stanley James ‘Dan’ Lamb and charged him with acts of lasciviousness against three minors. According to Central Visayas Police Regional Director Chief Superintendent Danilo Constantino, Lamb invited three unnamed minors into his house and allegedly touched their private parts.
Under the Extradition Treaty signed by Britain and the Philippines, Lamb will be expelled back to the UK to face justice and be prosecuted under the British law. The embassy said that in Britain, those convicted of sexual abuse are normally placed in the Sex Offender’s Register that restricts the movements, ‘conduct, travel and work’ of the offender.
Last week, an Italian diplomat was arrested in Biñan City, Laguna for child trafficking and abuse after being seen touching three minors inappropriately in a resort.