Alleged Pedophile Nabbed After Global Hunt

"Additionally, in 2002, Department of Homeland Security records indicate that defendant Corliss traveled from Bangkok, Thailand, through Taipei, Taiwan, into the United States," Bellanger continued.

Praising the quick response of the public and law enforcement, Interpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said in a statement that just days ago, all investigators had to go on were the series of photos and the hope that the public and law enforcement would respond to the agency's appeal for help.

"That two days later the primary suspect is now in custody is an outstanding achievement and credit to the citizens, media and law enforcement worldwide who responded to Interpol's call," Noble said.

Interpol said it had more than 250,000 hits on its Web site within 24 hours after making the public appeal for help in identifying the man, which is more than 10 times the daily number of hits the site typically receives.

Noble's statement added that he personally spoke with ICE chief Julie Myers to thank her for the agency's quick apprehension of Corliss.

Corliss is slated to appear before Judge Michael Shipp at the federal courthouse in Newark, N.J. Authorities said he will likely face U.S. charges.

A similar campaign in October led to the arrest of Canadian Christopher Paul Neil in Thailand after Interpol distributed his photo. Neil has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is currently in jail.

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