PHILADELPHIA – A Canadian national who was wanted on sexual assault and child pornography charges in his home country, was deported and turned over to Canadian law enforcement officials March 20 by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
William John Krygsman, 41, was transferred to the custody of Canadian authorities in Ontario by ERO officers. Krygsman was wanted in Canada for sexual assault, production and possession of child pornography.
Krygsman was arrested in May 2004 by the FBI in Atlanta where he had traveled from Canada to meet a mother – an undercover agent – and her supposed prepubescent child. He was convicted in November 2004 in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, and sentenced to 108 months in prison on the charges of use of mail or foreign commerce to entice a minor. At the conclusion of his sentence, he was arrested by ERO officers and detained in Pennsylvania until his deportation from the United States.
"Krygsman's removal to Canada again demonstrates how ICE will not allow criminal aliens to use the United States as a safe haven from their crimes," said Thomas Decker, field office director for ERO Philadelphia. "ICE works closely with our international law enforcement partners to identify, locate and deport aliens who are wanted in their home countries."
Since Oct. 1, 2009, ERO has removed about 260 foreign fugitives from the United States who were being sought in their native countries for serious crimes, including kidnapping, rape and murder. ERO works with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Office of International Affairs, foreign consular offices in the United States, and Interpol to identify foreign fugitives illegally present in the country.
The removal was coordinated with HSI's Office of International Affairs, Consulate General of Canada in Buffalo, N.Y., U.S. National Central Bureau of Interpol, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.