US arrests Interpol-sought paedophile suspect

May 9th, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by admin  

Lyon (France), May 9 (DPA) Within 48 hours of Interpol sending a worldwide alert for a suspected paedophile, a man was arrested by US customs and immigration agents, Interpol said. The suspect, 58-year-old Wayne Nelson Corliss, of Union City, New Jersey, had been photographed abusing young children in Southeast Asia in images distributed on the Internet.

He was identified and arrested as a result of tips sent over the Internet to Interpol headquarters in Lyon by three individuals living in the US, Interpol said Thursday.

“Two days ago, this man’s nationality, identity and location were totally unknown. All we had to go by were a series of graphic photographs in which the suspect was seen sexually abusing young children and our confidence that the public and police worldwide would once again respond to Interpol’s call for assistance,” said Interpol secretary General Ronald K. Noble.

The May 6 worldwide alert was the second of its kind issued by Interpol. The first, issued last October, led to the arrest of a suspected Canadian paedophile in Thailand.

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