73-yr-old British man arrested for child porn
By Zyann Ambrosio, ABS-CBN News
Posted at 07/22/2014 5:16 PM | Updated as of 07/22/2014 5:16 PM
MANILA - A 73-year-old British national was arrested in Angeles, Pampanga on child pornography charges, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said on Tuesday. The NBI Cybercrime Division said Douglas Michael Slade was arrested in his home after nude pictures of children were recovered from him during a raid.
According to the NBI, Slade has been inviting children aged 9 to 12 years old to enter his house where he offers them food and money to convince them to pose nude. The suspect allegedly pays the children P150 to P250. For his part, Slade denied the allegations. He, however, refused to answer questions from the media.
(This is not the first time that Doug Slade has been apprehended for offenses against young children. Somehow, each time he has been able to stay out of jail. Doug is the owner of "Home Base" in the Plaridel area and has provided meat and other products to the local Expat community for years. Years ago he had rented a home in Carmenville with a swimming pool in which he allowed many young children to swim and have a break from the hot weather. Each time Doug has been detained he has denied the allegations and been able to move on with his life. It will be interesting to see what happens this time)
M. DOUGLAS MICHAEL SLADE (1995)
A British paedophile accused of child molestation in Angeles City. PREDA investigated and found another one of his victims and filed charges against Slade who is now on trial in Angeles City.
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A former navy officer who prepared dinners for the Queen on the Royal yacht Britannia faces life in prison for molesting boys.
Retired Lieutenant Commander Douglas Michael Slade, 64, will stand trial on paedophile charges after allegedly abusing children as young as 13 at his home in the Philippines.
Police say they caught him abusing a 15-year-old boy and exposing another 14-year-old boy to a pornographic film.
Five children aged 13 to 17 claims they were molested by Slade between 2003 and 2005.
Slade originally from Aylesbury, Bucks, has lived in the Philippines for 21 years and runs a shop selling home-made pies to British expats.
Child welfare workers have nicknamed him “The Pork Pie Paedophile”.
Slade was first arrested in September last year after police swooped on his apartment in the town of Angeles, notorious for under-age sex and child-sex tourism.
He was due to appear in court in February but failed to attend and after being arrested again in March posted bail of £6,000.
Slade pleaded not guilty to all the charges at a hearing at the Angeles Trial Court earlier this week. His trial is due to begin on 12 April.
Slade faced similar charges in the mid-90s after four youngsters aged 11 to 14 were allegedly found naked with him in his swimming pool but the case was settled out of court.
He was exposed in 1975 as the ringleader of a group called Paedophile Action for Liberation, which aimed to make paedophilia legal.
Another Briton also faces paedophile charges in the Philippines after allegedly abusing kids.
Barry Edwards, 60, was arrested three years ago and is due in court later this month.
An earlier charge of raping a 14-year-old girl against the former university Maths lecturer at the Middlesex University was dropped.
Child-welfare worker Father Shay Cullen said: “There are more British paedophiles coming to the Philippines since the conviction of Garry Glitter in Vietnam.
“They too will be caught and face a minimum 17 year in prison. They treat children as sex toys for their sexual gratification and buy them for the price of a hamburger.
“Douglas Slade has evaded justice in the past when he was accused of sexually abusing small boys here. We at the Preda center for children are doing all we can to see justice done and prevent the pay-off of victims and their parents.