Convicted child abuser Raymond Keeley has been jailed for 3 years after slipping out of Britain to begin a brand new life in the Philippines.
Raymond Keeley, aged 72, paid for a flight to Manila utilizing a secret checking account when he ought to have been attending a Sex Offender Treatment Programme. He was convicted of abusing a six-year-old lady in 2012.
Prosecutor Caroline Abraham advised Bradford Crown Court: “He met a lady on Facebook from the Philippines and decided to start a new life. He did not think he needed to tell anyone.”
Keeley was tracked down by West Yorkshire Police and Interpol after he disappeared off the probation service’s radar in 2013.
He was arrested on a warrant and held at the Bureau of Immigation Bicutan detention centre for 4 months.
He then used his personal funds to e-book a flight to the UK to escape the notoriously overcrowded and filthy circumstances, his barrister Jayne Beckett stated.
As reported in the Telegraph & Argus, Keeley was jailed for 2 years in December 2012 for six offences of [email protected] assaulting the little lady throughout earlier journeys to the Philippines.
However, this sentence was diminished on attraction to a three-year group order with the situation that he attend the Sex Offender Treatment Programme.
The alarm was raised when he missed a number of appointments with the probation service. It was then found he used a secret checking account to take a ferry to France. From there he caught a flight on to Manila.
He was apprehended in the Philippines, the place he lived together with his new spouse and younger son, in March.
He was flown again to the UK on July 21.
Raymond Keeley despatched down
At crown court docket yesterday (Wednesday, September 13), he admitted breaching the group order by failing to inform police about the checking account and leaving the UK with out permission.
Mrs Beckett stated Keeley’s unique two-year sentence was diminished to a group order as a result of he had confessed his crimes to a priest.
“He informed against himself, otherwise the offences would probably never have come to light,” she stated.
“He turned a solitary and desolate determine and had little or no on this nation to stay for.
“He made a very, very bad series of choices when he felt desolate and depressed,” Mrs Beckett stated.
The choose, Recorder Tahir Khan QC, advised Keeley: “These have been gravely critical breaches. You made a acutely aware determination to depart the UK. It is at the high of the scale of seriousness for offences of this kind.
“You showed flagrant disregard of the order to protect children from [email protected] offending.”
When passing sentence, he additionally imposed an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.