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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Teen Sparks FBI's First Web Arrest

ANTIGUA, Guatemala -- A year ago, that nice man Bill Young wired Sebastian Strzalkowski's computer for the Internet. Last month the good deed was Young's ticket to Miami. In handcuffs.


It was the first time that a listing on the FBI's page on the World Wide Web lead to an arrest.


Sebastian, a 14-year-old computer buff, found Young's picture on the FBI's Web page three weeks after the family had signed up with an Internet service newly offered in this colonial town 32 kilometers west of Guatemala City.


Sebastian did not know what to do when he saw the family friend's picture staring at him from the computer screen. The name attached to the picture was that of Leslie Isben Rogge, wanted for a string of American bank heists.


The kindly 56-year-old man the community here knew as Bill Young had been on the FBI's Most Wanted List for six years. Rogge, married 13 years to Anne Young, whose real name was Judy Kay Wilson, had lived undetected for almost four years in Antigua.


Sebastian's family knew Rogge and his wife fairly well. Rogge repaired their household appliances. He drove them to a neighboring town to pick out Zorra, Sebastian's German Shepherd puppy. Rogge's wife kept accounts for Sebastian's parents, who run an English-language magazine.


A year ago Rogge laid a telephone extension line for Sebastian's computer modem. When Internet service came to Antigua, so did the FBI's Most Wanted List.


On May 18, as the local manhunt closed in on him, Rogge contacted his American attorney, who told the FBI and embassy authorities that Rogge would turn himself in.


Convictions against Rogge included bank robberies, transporting stolen vehicles and weapons, drug and check charges.


Now when Sebastian calls up the FBI's Internet listing he sees Rogge's photograph branded with red capital letters, "CAPTURED."


The Internet address for the FBI's Most Wanted list is:


http://www.fbi.gov/topten.htm