Bail Set at a Record $60M for Teacher Suspected of Child Sex Assault

August 13, 2018 - 5:22 pm

(KNX 1070) -- A man accused of leaving the country on the eve of his child molestation trial a decade ago is back on U.S. soil and a judge is already hitting him hard.

Bail was set at $60 million because Roger Giese is considered such a serious flight risk. The former voice coach for the All-American Boy’s chorus had been living in the UK as a free man since he disappeared. Orange County DA Tony Rackauckas says the extradition process was challenging.

He was brought back to California last Friday. Buena Park Police Sgt. Mike Lovchik says Giese used his position as a voice coach to ‘groom’ one of the boy’s he was teaching… 

He says the boy endured repeated sexual assaults for four years. Giese is set to enter a plea later this month. He faces more than two decades behind bars.