New York (CNN) — “A Canadian man who admitted to running a sex ring involving young boys at his home in Thailand was sentenced by a federal judge in Newark, New Jersey, to 25 years in prison, court officials said Monday.”
John Wrenshall has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to engage in sex tourism, conspiracy to produce child pornography and distribution of child pornography.
Since 2000, John Wrenshall, a 64 year-old Canadian, has been arranging vacation pleasures for American men who were willing to pay to have sex with, and engage in, child porn with young boys in Thailand –boys as young as four.
Wrenshall also sexually abused the boys, in order to “train” them for customers.
Wrenshall was arrested at London Heathrow Airport in December 2008. Some of his clients have been sentenced for sex tourism and other charges.
“In 2009, 2,888 people were charged with having sex with children under the age of 15 in Thailand, which has become a destination of choice for sex tourists looking to prey on children.”
Wrenshall is a former scout master and senior choir member. He was jailed for a year in 1997 for assaulting eight young choir boys as far back as 36 years ago. He was also convicted of a sexual offense against a child in 1970, and was given a suspended sentence with two years probation.
He should have gotten 25 years for EACH of his victims.