Alleged pedophile arrested in the Philippines and deported to Guam

U.S. District Court (PNC News file photo)

A Pennsylvania teacher wanted on charges related to child exploitation and sex trafficking will be sent back to his hometown to face the charges against him after he was caught in the Philippines.

Craig Alex Levin is in the custody of the US Marshals. He arrived on Guam last week after being deported from the Philippines. The District Court of Guam granted a petition for removal, indicating that Levin confirmed his identity as the man indicted in the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania.

According to court documents, Levin was originally charged in July 2019 after it was discovered that he would travel to the Philippines for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with minors. U.S. Attorney William McSwain in a Department of Justice news release, stated: “Indeed at the time of the defendant’s arrest last year in the Philippines, he was escorting a 15-year-old girl to his hotel room. Holding child sexual offenders accountable no matter where they prey on children will continue to be a top priority of my office and the entire Department of Justice.”

Levin is charged with use of an interstate commerce facility to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity and foreign travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

He has been transferred to the custody of US Marshals where he awaits departure to Pennsylvania.


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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.