Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


'FBI's Most Wanted' Fugitive From OC Arrested In UK For Sexually Abusing Teenage Boy

Support your source for local news!
Today, put a dollar value on the trustworthy reporting you rely on all year long. The local news you read here every day is crafted for you, but right now, we need your help to keep it going. In these uncertain times, your support is even more important. We can't hold those in power accountable and uplift voices from the community without your partnership. Thank you.

A man who was on the FBI's 'Most Wanted' list for sexually assaulting a teenage boy was arrested in the United Kingdom.Roger Alan Giese is accused of abusing a 13-year old boy he met while he was a voice coach for Buena Park's All-American Boys Chorus. Starting in 1998, according to authorities, Giese befriended the boy and his family, going to church with them and inviting the boy and his brother over for overnight visits. He eventually moved into the home of the boy's family, according to the O.C. Register.

Giese claimed to be a member of the Army's elite Delta Force, and told the boy that he could earn a spot in the military unit by handing over semen, urine, blood and stool samples reports the L.A. Times. The abuse continued on through 2002, according to authorities, until he was finally arrested and faced trial. Giese was released on bond and showed up for regular court appearances until March of 2007, and that's when he was charged with fleeing prosecution.

Authorities announced on Tuesday that Giese had been arrested in the U.K. and awaiting extradition. While he fled and was on the FBI's 'Most Wanted' list for 'Crimes Against Children,' the feds think he also traveled to North Carolina, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and Norway.

Most Read