81-year-old Australian pedophile arrested in Cebu – BI

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported the arrest of an Australian octogenarian man facing charges of sexual abuse in his home country.

In a report to Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco, the BI’s Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) identified the Australian as 81-year-old David John Buckley, who is currently detained at the BI’s Warden Facility in Taguig pending his deportation.


Buckley was arrested last November 21 in Bantayan Island in Cebu. “He will be deported as soon as the Board of Commissioners issues the order for his summary deportation,” said Tansingco.  “His presence is not welcome in the country, and he will be placed in blacklist,” he added.

According to official records, Buckley, a notorious pedophile, is the subject of two arrest warrants issued by the federal police in Queensland, Australia, based on charges of rape and indecent treatment of children.

The charges reportedly stemmed from a 2021 complaint filed against Buckley in Papua New Guinea for sexual abuse he committed against the victims in the early 1990s.


81-year-old Australian pedophile arrested in Cebu – BI

Moreover, Buckley is known to have committed multiple sex-related offenses in various places in Queensland, aside from 26 child and sexual abuse offenses from 1988 to 2004. Buckley was also found to be undocumented, as his passport has already expired.

Meanwhile, the FSU also reported the arrest of 30-year-old Chinese national Lin Hengyi at his residence in a posh condominium building in Taguig.

According to information from the Chinese government, Lin is wanted for his alleged involvement in economic crimes for operating a fraudulent investment and financial management firm.


The said company allegedly solicited funds from unsuspecting victims who were enticed to invest money in their own platform, which caused the customers to incur losses amounting to more than two million Chinese yuan, or nearly US$300,000.

Meanwhile, BI announced the arrest of a Taiwanese national wanted by authorities in Taipei for engaging in telecommunications fraud.

In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco identified the captured alien fugitive as 40-year-old Shan Yu-Hsuan, who was arrested on Friday along F.B. Harrison St., Pasay City by operatives from the BI’s Fugitive Search Unit (FSU).

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