British man facing seven years in Filipino jail for adultery goes into hiding | the Daily Mail British man facing seven years in Filipino jail for adultery goes into hiding Last updated at 00:12am on 4th January 2008 A British man was hiding on a tropical island last night to avoid being jailed for adultery. David Scott and his Filipina partner Cynthia Villamor are being hunted by authorities in her home country. Police say Miss Villamor became pregnant with Mr Scott's child before she officially separated from her ex-husband. Adultery is illegal in the Philippines, where it incurs a jail sentence of at least seven years. Scroll down for more... Jailed: David Scott and his girlfriend Cynthia Delfino have been locked up on suspicion of adultery The couple have already spent several days in a rat-infested prison cell but were released on a technicality. Mr Scott, 35, who met Miss Villamor on the internet, was advised to return to the UK - but refused to leave without her. Police are thought to be trying to track the couple down to press charges against Mr Scott. Theyy they fell in love when he flew over to meet her last year. Miss Villamor later discovered she was pregnant, and Mr Scott, a plasterer, returned to prepare for the birth next month. His partner's divorce is not yet finalised. And it is believed her estranged husband Noriel Delfino informed the authorities when he discovered she was pregnant. Last weekend police officers stormed into Miss Villamor's parents' house in the capital, Manila, and arrested the couple. They were held in a police cell, but then released because of a mix-up over Mr Scott's name. Last night he said he was determined to remain with his girlfriend until 'this mess' could be sorted out. He said officials had recorded his name as John Doe - and so his lawyer was able to argue for the couple's release. But Mr Scott is convinced police will soon be looking for him again. From his hideout in Manila, he said: "They are trying to get my proper name and will try to arrest me as soon as they do." He said that Miss Villamor had already been charged with adultery and he expected the same to happen to him if he is caught. 'The solicitor said to me: "You can leave the country now and it is probably the safest thing to do." But if leaving the country means leaving Cynthia and my unborn baby then I'm not going anywhere. "At the moment we are in hiding. I'm just hoping the embassy or someone can help us out. I just want to bring my family back to England. "The one thing on my mind and keeping me going is making sure Cynthia and the baby are safe." He added: "We are in love and she has been separated from her husband for three years." Mr Scott, from Swindon, met his partner, a supervisor at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Manila, in an online chatroom in the summer of 2006. Her marriage had collapsed the year before. Last February he travelled to the South-East Asian island to stay with her for two months. He discovered in June that she was pregnant with his daughter, and returned in October. But their dream of happiness was soon shattered. Police have told the couple they are each facing at least seven years in jail. A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "We are aware of the arrest of David Scott and consulate officials have visited him and are providing assistance. "It seems he was out there with his pregnant Filipina girlfriend but she is still married and under Filipino law that is deemed a crime. "I don't know the legal term for the charges but it is certainly something to do with adultery."