Officials from Clark International Airport intercepted a convicted Norwegian pedophile trying to enter the country last March 19.
Authorities prevented the Norwegian pedophile from entering the country
Lawyer Ma. Antonette Mangrobang, Bureau of Immigration spokesperson, shared that Kristoffersen came from Oslo, Norway, in order to visit his 16-year-old boyfriend.
She also mentioned that Kristoffersen used the internet to look for victims through Facebook and e-mails.
“Nordic investigators were able to trace communications and money transactions between the two lovers which enabled them to alert authorities here about Kristoffersen’s scheduled trip to the Philippines.
“We have been very strict and vigilant in turning away these sex offenders because they pose a serious and real threat to Filipino children whom they might abuse if they managed to enter our country,” she continued.
Kristoffersen was immediately sent back to Dubai after being intercepted.
For molesting underage children, Kristofferson received four convictions in Norway. According to BI Commissioner Jaime Morente, 187 registered sex offenders have been intercepted in various points of entry throughout the country.
How can parents keep their kids safe?
With child trafficking and kidnapping being a legitimate threat to our country’s children, here are some tips to keep your kids safe:
- Make sure to keep an eye on your kids at all times. If it’s not possible, make sure they’re with a responsible adult who will take care of them.
- Teach your kids to not immediately trust strangers.
- If your child feels uncomfortable around an adult, teach them that it’s okay to get away from that adult.
- Teach your kids to ask for help from a police officer, or a teacher, if someone is harassing them.
- Your kids should know your address and home phone number.
- If possible, give your child a card with your contact information and address.
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