Sunday, June 8, 2008

FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Arrested in Mexico

Warren T. Bamford, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Boston, announces that "Top Ten Fugitive" Jon Savarino Schillaci, 36, was arrested yesterday without incident. The arrest occurred about 11:30 a.m. Central time in the town of San Jose De Gracia, Mexico. San Jose De Gracia is located southeast of Guadalajara in the state of Michoacan. When approached by the FBI and Mexican authorities, Schillaci confirmed his identity.

Schillaci was transported back to Morelia, Mexico where he boarded Mexicana Airlines to the United States early this morning. Schillaci and his FBI escort landed at Chicago O'Hare at 5:55 a.m Central time. He was then transferred to an FBI aircraft and flown to Pease International Airport in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He was then brought to the Rockingham County Courthouse for arraignment on his Rockingham County charges.

Prior to his arrest, it was determined that Schillaci was living in Guadalajara, Mexico from approximately February 2003 until September 2006 under the alias, Dylan Natchitoches Pierce, aka Dylan N. Pierce. He also operated under the alias Dylan Thomas as a "DJ" for the boychat-associated web-based radio show, "The Dylan Thomas Show". Investigation also determined that Schillaci was the current Webmaster of pedophile website
On November 4, 1999, Jon Savarino Schillaci, was indicted by a Rockingham County Grand Jury at Brentwood, New Hampshire, on charges relating to the sexual assault of a five year old. In September of 2000, Schillaci was additionally charged with twenty three counts of possession of child pornography.

Schillaci was placed on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list on September 7, 2007. He was the 488th person to be placed on the list, which was established in 1950. Since then, 459 fugitives have been apprehended or located. Prior to Schillaci's placement on the "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list, he was placed on Oprah's Child Predator Watch List and has been profiled on the television program, "America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back".

Further information about Jon Savarino Schillaci, and other fugitives currently appearing on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list is available on the FBI's Internet Home Page at

The FBI would like to thank the Mexican immigration authorities and Mexican law enforcement authorities for their assistance. The FBI Legat offices in Mexico City and Guadalajara coordinated the arrest with the Mexican authorities

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