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Wanted American nabbed in Angeles

Bureau of Immigration agents have arrested a 77-year-old convicted American pedophile who hid in the country for more than two years to avoid imprisonment in the United States for sexual offenses.

Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente disclosed that Donald Steward Hammond was arrested Tuesday by operatives of the bureau’s fugitive search unit inside his room at the Oasis Hotel on Clark Premiere Road in Angeles City, Pampanga.

The American was apprehended based on a mission order that Morente issued upon the request of the US Embassy which sought the fugitive’s arrest and deportation to the US.

Morente said Hammond had been hiding in the country since April 26, 2014 when he arrived in Manila as a tourist. (Jun Ramirez)