Global Pedophile Was Jersey's 'Best Santa'

Cops find child porn, boys' underwear in man's apartment
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2008 4:25 AM CDT
Wayne Nelson Corliss, right, of Union City, N.J., is seen in an artist's drawing in U.S. District Court in Newark, N.J., in front of U.S. Magistrate Michael Shipp, Thursday, May 8, 2008.    (AP Photo/Shirley Shepard)
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(Newser) – An admitted New Jersey pedophile snared by a global Interpol appeal was an entertainer at children's parties and was dubbed one of the area's "best Santas," AP reports. Prosecutors say 58-year-old Wayne Anthony Corliss, who was arrested at his apartment, has admitted having sex with young boys in Thailand. Police have found boys' underwear and child pornography in his home, according to authorities.

"He's the best Santa Claus anyone has ever seen," said a neighbor who has worked at parties with Corliss. "I've never seen him act in a way that was creepy or predatory toward children. Whatever he did in Thailand, he did in Thailand."