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Roger Alan Giese: alleged child abuser fled to the UK and lived and loved as Jonathan Roberts

by | 22nd, July 2015

ROGER ALAN GIESE

 

Roger Alan Giese is a wanted man. The US citizen is wanted on 19 charges of sexual assault and ‘grooming’. Giese lives in Hampshire, where he goes by the name Jonathan Roberts.

In 2007, he skipped bail and left the US. The FBI began a manhunt. In 2009, Giese was living in the UK. Last year he was arrested in Broughton, where he lives with Linda and works as a digital expert for, among other companies, Thomas Cook.

He wants to stay in Britain. As the Times notes:

Mr Giese argues that if he were returned to the US he could face an open-ended prison sentence known as “civil commitment”. His lawyers say that the punishment — which detains prisoners until it is deemed that they have had enough treatment to prevent them reoffending — could breach Mr Giese’s rights.

A district judge refused the extradition request at Westminster magistrates’ court but the US government appealed and a judgment is pending.

The FBI lists the allegations:

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