Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente disclosed that 71-year-old Alfons Hermann Keittl was arrested last Thursday in Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental by operatives from the bureau’s fugitive search unit (FSU). Morente said Keittl’s deportation was sought by the German embassy in Manila which informed the Bureau of Immigration about an arrest warrant that a local court in the town of Landshut, Germany issued against the fugitive last July.
The embassy said Keittl was convicted of committing aggravated child abuse against three different victims and, in more than 200 other cases, he was found to have possessed hundreds of child pornographic images and videos. It was reported that authorities had seized from his possession a total of 190 child pornography images, 112 child pornography videos, 28 adolescent pornography images and 10 adolescent pornography videos. He also allegedly violated the conditions of his probation by disobeying a court order for him not to come within 100 meters of schools, swimming pools and other facilities frequented by children. “We will deport him immediately as his presence here poses a serious threat to the lives and safety of our Filipino children,” Morente said. "And to ensure that he does not return, we will put him in our blacklist.” A check of the BI’s travel database showed that Keittl arrived in the country as a tourist on May 8 this year and has not departed since. His passport has likewise been revoked by the German government, making him an undocumented alien.