NEWARK, N.J. – A Union City man who allegedly traveled to Thailand to have sex with underage boys is being held without bail.
Federal judge Michael A. Schipp made the ruling Monday after deciding that Wayne Nelson Corliss was a flight risk and danger to the community.
Corliss was arrested Thursday at his home and charged with producing child pornography. Authorities said agents discovered numerous images on several computer hard drives.
The 58-year-old Corliss is a small-time actor who worked painting faces at children's parties and used to dress up as Santa Claus.
Corliss was apprehended after an international manhunt. Federal lawyers say he told authorities he had sex with three boys in Thailand six years ago.
He could face a minimum of 10 years in prison if he's convicted on the child porn charge.