Anthony Mark Bianch – Repeat Sex Offender – Convicted BabyRaper

Bianch’s Attorney argued that treatment of children in Moldova culture is different from that in the United States.

“Holding a 15-year-old down and performing anal rape
is not acceptable in anybody’s culture”

In August 2007, a jury found Bianchi guilty of traveling to Moldova and Romania for sex with boys. Of the 10 victims who came to testify in the U.S., two were raped, three were sexually assaulted, two were molested and two were contacted by phone to set up a sexual encounter.

Anthony Mark Bianchi, a North Wildwood multimillionaire sex tourist, graded young boys he raped, molested or attempted to seduce in Eastern Europe, according to a notebook seized by authorities.

Bianchi, 46, even marked the ones who got away, writing “no” in his notebook, after his translator and pimp, Ion Gusin, procured only the poorest children of Romania and Moldova, where Gusin is serving 20 years.

Yesterday, during a 4 1/2 hour sentencing in federal court, Bianchi received the federal equivalent of his own grade when he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for being a sexual predator of boys.

U.S. District Judge Bruce Kauffman said that he would request that Bianchi – once treated for impotence – serve the time in a facility that treats sexual offenders.

In August 2007, a jury found Bianchi guilty of traveling to Moldova and Romania for sex with boys. Of the 10 victims who came to testify in the U.S., two were raped, three were sexually assaulted, two were molested and two were contacted by phone to set up a sexual encounter.

“We want to assure people abroad that we will hold our citizens accountable for sex crimes abroad,” said John Kelleghan, special agent-in-charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

ICE was tipped off to Bianchi’s sex activities before he reentered the United States in 2006.

Seeking a five-to-seven-year sentence, Bianchi’s attorney, Pat Harris, of the celebrity Los Angeles law firm Geragos & Geragos, argued that looking at child pornography of toddlers is “far worse than what he did.”

“Far worse than rape?” asked an incredulous Kauffman.

Harris argued that treatment of children in Moldova culture is different from that in the United States.

“Holding a 15-year-old down and performing anal rape is not acceptable in anybody’s culture,” newly named interim U.S. Attorney Michael Levy said outside the court.

“This was the worst case I’ve handled in terms of callousness and number of victims,” said Levy.

The judge could have given Bianchi 30 years, the top of the sentencing range.

Kauffman also ordered Bianchi to a lifetime of supervised release, fined him $50,000 and ordered him to pay restitution of $47,950.20, which would go toward two years of therapy for his sex-abuse victims.

The judge also allowed investigators to look into Bianchi’s finances, once tallied at $2.6 million, after he claimed that he was destitute.

The judge ruled that the Bureau of Prisons could place monitoring devices on computers he might use.

Once Bianchi is released, the judge ordered that he have one year of house arrest, wear an electronic monitoring device and maintain a phone accessible to the probation office.

The judge also placed other restrictions on him:

* No contact with anyone under 18 years-old;

* No volunteer work with minors;

* No access to the Internet;

* Provide authorities with his DNA;

* Register with the state sexual-offender registry.

In 2000, Bianchi received a three-year sentence in Russia for having illicit sex with boys age 10 to 13. The U.S. Embassy persuaded Russia to release him after three months due to prison conditions. *

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”

………Sarah Tofte

Jack Louis Sporich – Repeat Sex Offender – Escaped Civil Confinement by legal maneuvers – Busted in Cambodia

The 74-year-old retired engineer appeared to have escaped his past, which included his classification as one of California’s most dangerous sex offenders, one who authorities suspect may have molested more than 500 young boys over the years.

He once complained that California had violated his civil rights by committing him to Atascadero for 39 months after he had completed his prison sentence.

Sporich’s case was highlighted in The Bee’s series, which revealed that it was far easier for offenders to win release from Atascadero by refusing treatment than by undergoing the lengthy treatment program designed to prevent them from reoffending.

Jack Louis Sporich was living an idyllic retirement, splitting his time between a luxury condo in Sedona, Ariz., and a sprawling home he was having built in a tourist mecca in Cambodia.

The 74-year-old retired engineer appeared to have escaped his past, which included his classification as one of California’s most dangerous sex offenders, one who authorities suspect may have molested more than 500 young boys over the years.

Now, officials say Sporich, who won his release from Atascadero State Hospital in May 2004 without spending a single day in treatment, may have reoffended.

He has been charged in Cambodia with indecent acts against minors in a case involving four young Cambodian boys, according to an official in Phnom Penh whose organization helped investigate Sporich.

Cambodian news accounts of his arrest indicate Sporich denied the allegations, which included the claim that he lured the children – ages 9 to 13 – to his home with toys and candies. The Cambodia Daily reported that he also attracted youngsters by dropping dollar bills in the street.

He was arrested Feb. 2 and remains in custody in the tourist town of Siem Reap, according to Seila Samleang, executive director of Action Pour Les Enfants-Cambodia.

APLE-Cambodia is a non-governmental organization that works closely with Cambodian police to target foreign pedophiles who exploit youngsters in that country, and Sporich had been under investigation by the group.

Samleang said in an e-mail to The Bee on Tuesday that the charges are misdemeanors punishable by a prison sentence of one to three years. Sexual exploitation of children has been a problem for years in Cambodia, where the age of consent is 15.

Todd Melnik, the defense attorney who won Sporich’s release from Atascadero, said he knew nothing of the Cambodia charges. An e-mail to Sporich this week seeking comment did not receive a response.

Sporich is no stranger to charges of sex with children.

He spent nine years in prison after his conviction in Ventura County on seven counts of lewd acts upon children under 14. Then, he was committed to Atascadero State Hospital as a “sexually violent predator” deemed too dangerous to be released upon completion of his sentence.

David Lehr, a Ventura County defense attorney who originally prosecuted Sporich, said he may have had as many as 500 victims, and that he typically befriended boys through their parents and offered to take them on camping trips.

The parents frequently would pay Sporich for his gas and the time he spent on the trips, Lehr said last week.

“If I had to pick from a list of former and current SVPs, he would be, by far, the first one I would be most concerned about,” Lehr said in an interview for a 2006 series of stories in The Bee about sexually violent predators.

Sporich was released from Atascadero in May 2004, after two juries were unable to agree on whether he would re-offend, and he immediately moved to Arizona, where the only requirement he faced was that he register as a sex offender once a year.

He is not listed on the current sex offender registry maintained by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Sporich’s case was highlighted in The Bee’s series, which revealed that it was far easier for offenders to win release from Atascadero by refusing treatment than by undergoing the lengthy treatment program designed to prevent them from reoffending.

Since the treatment program began 13 years ago, 17 offenders have won release by undergoing all or some of the required programs, and none has reoffended, the state says.

By contrast, 155 others – including Sporich – have been released through court orders.

After The Bee’s series, lawmakers introduced a number of proposed improvements to the system and voters later that year overwhelmingly approved Proposition 83.

That measure increased prison sentences for habitual and violent offenders and did away with the requirement that sexually violent predators be allowed a trial every two years. Instead, they now can petition annually for a hearing, but the burden of proof is on them to convince a court they no longer pose a threat.

In an interview for The Bee’s 2006 series, Sporich said he felt remorse for his actions and complained that California had violated his civil rights by committing him to Atascadero for 39 months after he had completed his prison sentence.

He also boasted of his photographic excursions to Southeast Asia, and showed off a photo on the wall of his Sedona condo of the bare bottom of a preschool-aged boy urinating in public.

Family members say that in recent years Sporich married a 23-year-old Southeast Asian woman with several small children and that he had begun building a large home in Cambodia.

June Caine, Sporich’s older sister, said he met the woman, a waitress, overseas after leaving her a $100 tip. Caine said the family had known for years of Sporich’s past and had hoped he would seek treatment.

“I don’t want him out anymore,” she said. “I think he’s sick, and he’s never going to get well. I don’t want this to go on.”

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

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Wayne Nelson Corliss – Molests boys in Thailand and plays Santa Claus in New Jersey

“This individual engaged in among the most
depraved conduct imaginable with helpless children”


A New Jersey actor who also played Santa Claus at children’s parties and fairs admitted today that he traveled to Thailand to have sex with young boys and videotaped at least one tryst that was later circulated on the Internet.

Wayne Nelson Corliss, 59, confessed to his crimes in graphic detail during a hearing before U.S. District Judge Joseph Greenaway in Newark.

Corliss said he was invited to Thailand by another pedophile he met in 2000 through an Internet chatroom called “Boy Love and Chat?” He said the other man told him he could have sex with a boy for $200 the first time and $20 thereafter.

Corliss, a Union City resident, said he traveled to Thailand three times between 2000 and 2002 and had sex with a 6-year old and a 9-year old. He also admitted storing and possessing more than 600 images of child pornography on his home computer and that he used the internet to share child pornography.

“This individual engaged in among the most depraved conduct imaginable with helpless children,” U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie said.

Corliss was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at his apartment in May after an international manhunt. During an investigation of another alleged pedophile, authorities discovered images of Corliss on that suspect’s computer. The images were allegedly taken during Corliss’ last trip to Thailand and showed him engaged in sex with a child, authorities said.

Interpol, the international police agency, released sanitized versions of the images, asking for the public’s help in identifying the man in them. Within two days, hundreds of leads poured in from around the world, including three emails from the United States identifying the man as Casey Wayne, Corliss’ stage name.

“Others involved in illicit sex tourism should take notice: Just like Mr. Corliss, law enforcement around the globe has the ability to locate you, prosecute you and send you to federal prison for a very long time,” Christie said.

Although the charges were shocking, authorities said Corliss is just one of thousands of men who travel to Southeast Asia each year to have sex with children.

Corliss, appearing in court wearing a green prison uniform, pleaded guilty to one count of producing child pornography, three counts of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

He faces between 21 years and 27 years in prison under a plea agreement brokered with federal prosecutors, Assistant U.S. Attorney Lee Vartan said. He faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years behind bars.

Corliss, a white-haired, bespectacled man with a trimmed beard, appeared nervous during today’s hearing.

“Oh boy, yes. Yes, your honor,” Corliss, who has been held without bail since his arrest, said after the judge asked him if he understood the implications of his plea agreement.

Corliss also implicated three other men: John Wrenshall, a Canadian citizen and resident of Thailand who allegedly arranged for the trysts, and Mitchell Jackson and Burgess Lee Burgess, both of Alabama, who allegedly traveled with Corliss and also assaulted young boys.

Burgess and Jackson have been indicted and are awaiting trial. Wrenshall remains under investigation, authorities said.

Corliss has appeared in small theater productions in Manhattan and at least three movies, among them the 1982 film “Waitress.” His most steady work was playing Santa Claus and other characters at children’s parties, family-friendly corporate gatherings and fairs in New Jersey. Authorities said they have no evidence he victimized anyone in New Jersey.

Teri Paris and Judy Squire, two friends, attended today’s court hearing to support Corliss. They said they had worked with him in the entertainment business and that he was a decent person who suffered from a sickness.

“We have worked on these Santa Claus gigs with him for years,” Squire said. “Children adore him. Parents find him enormously entertaining. He kept this part of his life completely locked away.”

Wayne Nelson Corliss – Molests boys in Thailand and plays Santa Claus in New Jersey

“This individual engaged in among the most
depraved conduct imaginable with helpless children”


A New Jersey actor who also played Santa Claus at children’s parties and fairs admitted today that he traveled to Thailand to have sex with young boys and videotaped at least one tryst that was later circulated on the Internet.

Wayne Nelson Corliss, 59, confessed to his crimes in graphic detail during a hearing before U.S. District Judge Joseph Greenaway in Newark.

Corliss said he was invited to Thailand by another pedophile he met in 2000 through an Internet chatroom called “Boy Love and Chat?” He said the other man told him he could have sex with a boy for $200 the first time and $20 thereafter.

Corliss, a Union City resident, said he traveled to Thailand three times between 2000 and 2002 and had sex with a 6-year old and a 9-year old. He also admitted storing and possessing more than 600 images of child pornography on his home computer and that he used the internet to share child pornography.

“This individual engaged in among the most depraved conduct imaginable with helpless children,” U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie said.

Corliss was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at his apartment in May after an international manhunt. During an investigation of another alleged pedophile, authorities discovered images of Corliss on that suspect’s computer. The images were allegedly taken during Corliss’ last trip to Thailand and showed him engaged in sex with a child, authorities said.

Interpol, the international police agency, released sanitized versions of the images, asking for the public’s help in identifying the man in them. Within two days, hundreds of leads poured in from around the world, including three emails from the United States identifying the man as Casey Wayne, Corliss’ stage name.

“Others involved in illicit sex tourism should take notice: Just like Mr. Corliss, law enforcement around the globe has the ability to locate you, prosecute you and send you to federal prison for a very long time,” Christie said.

Although the charges were shocking, authorities said Corliss is just one of thousands of men who travel to Southeast Asia each year to have sex with children.

Corliss, appearing in court wearing a green prison uniform, pleaded guilty to one count of producing child pornography, three counts of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

He faces between 21 years and 27 years in prison under a plea agreement brokered with federal prosecutors, Assistant U.S. Attorney Lee Vartan said. He faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years behind bars.

Corliss, a white-haired, bespectacled man with a trimmed beard, appeared nervous during today’s hearing.

“Oh boy, yes. Yes, your honor,” Corliss, who has been held without bail since his arrest, said after the judge asked him if he understood the implications of his plea agreement.

Corliss also implicated three other men: John Wrenshall, a Canadian citizen and resident of Thailand who allegedly arranged for the trysts, and Mitchell Jackson and Burgess Lee Burgess, both of Alabama, who allegedly traveled with Corliss and also assaulted young boys.

Burgess and Jackson have been indicted and are awaiting trial. Wrenshall remains under investigation, authorities said.

Corliss has appeared in small theater productions in Manhattan and at least three movies, among them the 1982 film “Waitress.” His most steady work was playing Santa Claus and other characters at children’s parties, family-friendly corporate gatherings and fairs in New Jersey. Authorities said they have no evidence he victimized anyone in New Jersey.

Teri Paris and Judy Squire, two friends, attended today’s court hearing to support Corliss. They said they had worked with him in the entertainment business and that he was a decent person who suffered from a sickness.

“We have worked on these Santa Claus gigs with him for years,” Squire said. “Children adore him. Parents find him enormously entertaining. He kept this part of his life completely locked away.”

Leonard Auerbach – Sex Tourist Fugitive

According to the U.S. Attorney’s office in San Francisco, Auerbach was accused of travelling to Costa Rica for “child sex tourism” more than 40 times between 2003 and 2007.

Cuba announced Friday it had handed an American accused of travelling abroad to have sex with children over to the United States in a rare sign of judicial cooperation between the two countries.

The Cuban foreign ministry said it had deported to the United States Leonard Auerbach, a California mortgage banker who was pursued by U.S. authorities on charges of repeatedly going to Costa Rica to have sex with minors, and possession of child pornography.

The ministry said Auerbach, 61, arrived in Cuba on April 8 from Mexico “in order to escape U.S. justice.”

It said that based on information submitted by U.S. authorities, he was detained in Cuba on May 7, and then handed over due to the “serious” charges against him.

It did not say how Auerbach was transferred to the United States.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s office in San Francisco, Auerbach was accused of travelling to Costa Rica for “child sex tourism” more than 40 times between 2003 and 2007.

Auerbach was declared a fugitive after failing to appear in court for arraignment April 9.

He is the fourth American handed by Cuba to U.S. authorities since July 2006, when Raul Castro took over the presidency from his ailing brother Fidel Castro.

In October, Cuba deported John Bradley Egan, who faced charges of bank fraud and identity theft, after the suspect was detained when his yacht suffered mechanical problems in Cuban waters.

In April 2007, Cuban authorities handed over Joseph Adjmi, who had been a U.S. fugitive since 1963, when he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for mail fraud.

David Ray Franklin, who stole a plane and fled to Cuba with his son, was handed to the United States in October 2006.

The United States has recognized some Cuban cooperation, but diplomats in Havana said about 70 per cent cases remain.

Cuba has only occasionally handed over suspects to the United States in half a century of communist rule on the island.

Hotelier charged with promoting pedophilia

A 36-year-old hotelier from Karpathos, alleged to have advertised free holidays for pedophiles if they brought children with them, faced a prosecutor yesterday.

The man, believed to be a member of an international ring of pedophiles, was traced by Greek police working with regional counterparts and Interpol.

Apart from allegedly promoting his hotel as a place where pederasts – including himself – could indulge themselves with impunity, the 36-year-old is believed to have traded child pornography on the Internet.

A search of his hotel revealed six computer hard drives and a digital camera that allegedly contained pornographic footage of children.

The suspect has been charged with trading in child pornography and sex tourism.

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