In May 2008 Norway police spotted a white male having sex with minors, young minors, while the authorities were watching for child pornography on the internet. The image of the male, later identified as Wayne Nelson Corliss, 60, of New Jersey, was sent to interpol. Interpol cropped one of the images that were on the net and sent a copy out. They made a world wide appeal in seach of the unknown man who likes to steal the innocence away from helpless children.
Within 48 hours of INTERPOL's global appeal, ICE found a possible match for the sexual predator. ICE special agents from field offices in Newark and Washington, D.C., coordinating with INTERPOL, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation & Obscenity Section (CEOS), identified, located and arrested Corliss. He has been in custody since his arrest.
Corliss admitted traveling to Thailand with the inent to have sex with little children, some of them as young as six. When in Thailand, Corliss met with a man known as John Wrenshall, who owns a home in Thailand. Wrenshall was alledgedly the middle man, so to speak, as he alledgedly arranged for adult males to meet and have sex with little children. Wrenshall alledgedly set up sex meetings with two other U.S. citizens, Burgess Lee Burgess and Mitchell Kent Jackson, each time alledgedly for a fee.
Burgess, 45, and Jackson, 32, were both arrested and pleaded guilty to charges relating to sexual exploitation of a minor, November 6th, 2009, in the Southern District of Alabama and were each sentenced to 78 months in prison. Apparently, New Jersey is not the place for sex tourists because Corliss was given a sentence of 235 month by a Newark, New Jersey court.
Corliss was also sentenced Nov. 16 by U.S. District Judge Joseph A. Greenaway to lifetime supervised release to follow his prison term, and was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.