|For Immediate Release
March 13, 2007
Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
VOICE COACH WANTED ON MULTIPLE COUNTS OF
CHILD MOLEST CHARGES INVOLVING BOY HE MET
THROUGH ALL AMERICAN BOYS CHORUS
*$500,000 warrant issued after defendant failed to appear for trial
SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney is seeking the public’s help in bringing a former voice coach of The All-American Boys Chorus to justice after he failed to appear for trial on charges of repeatedly molesting a young boy over the course of several years. Roger Alan Giese, 31, Irvine, is charged with five counts of lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14, 10 counts of lewd acts upon a child age 14 or 15, three counts of anal penetration by a foreign object, and one count of oral copulation of a person under 18 years of age, and a sentencing enhancement allegation for substantial sexual conduct with a child. The Honorable Francisco Briseno ordered a $500,000 warrant and Giese faces a maximum sentence of 23 years and four months in prison if convicted.
Between May 1, 1998 and May 31, 2002, Giese is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a young boy he met while working as a voice coach for The All-American Boys Chorus. Giese is accused of befriending the victim’s family by joining the same church. John Doe was 13 to 17 years old during this time. He is accused of using the family’s friendship to gain access and luring John Doe and his brother to his house for overnight visits.
During the several months of grooming the molest victim, Giese is accused of pretending to be a member of a fake military unit, “Delta Force,” and molesting the victim under the pretense that the child could earn a place in the military unit by providing semen, urine, blood, and stool samples to Giese. He is accused of masturbating, orally copulating, and anally penetrating John Doe, as well as masturbating himself in front of the victim.
“Mr. Giese should turn himself in as soon as possible,” said Deputy District Attorney Kal Kaliban of the Sexual Assault Unit, who is prosecuting this case. “John Doe has the right to his day in court and to get justice for what he has had to endure.”
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Giese is asked to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Craig Kelsey at (714) 347-8794.