"Wayne Arthur Silsbee is wanted for his alleged involvement in multiple incidents of sexual assault involving several female victims who were between the ages of eight and ten at the time of the offenses. These assaults occurred between September of 1995 and April of 1996, in Clackamas County, Oregon. Silsbee was acquainted with each of the victim children, having either babysat for them or taken them to various events. Silsbee was charged with first degree sodomy, first degree sexual abuse, endangering the welfare of a minor, and first degree unlawful sexual penetration in a local arrest warrant in Clackamas County, Oregon, on July 24, 1996. A federal arrest warrant charging him with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was issued on September 19, 1996, in the United States District Court, District of Oregon, Portland, Oregon."--FBI MOST WANTED POSTER [See Below.]
Rooster Rock, near Portland, was the first Clothing Optional beach Wayne Arthur Silsbee had ever attended, back in the early 1980s. After that he became an avid Naturist activist. He was a regular at Sauvie Island and a visitor at Fraternity Snoqualmie, a camp where numerous child molesters have resided [see Hall of Shame website]. Silsbee even "recommend[s] a visit to FS any time" and also has stated on rec.nude (Jan 8 19950 that his children were not molested when he visited the camp. During the 1980s, for a decade, Silsbee operated naturist and nudist Bulletin Board Services (BBS). Then in 1992 he founded the "family-oriented" Fidonet Naturist Echo.
In the 1990s Wayne Silsbee was a frequent contributor to rec.nude and several handicapped newsgroups including misc.handicap and bit.listserv.l-hcap where many of his posts related to children. There's no reason to believe he is not still posting in these areas, but not under his real name anymore due to the warrants out for his arrest since 1996.
For years Silsbee was listed as a contact in the rec.nude faq until he was quietly removed. Silsbee was (is?) a long time member of the AANR (American Association for Nude Recreation). He is a Christian Naturist who claims he cancelled his membership with the Naturist Society due to their "hatred of Christianity". Silsbee was a vocal critic of the Nudist/Naturist Hall of Shame.
I first heard of Wayne Silsbee from Chris Faubert who told me Wayne Silsbee was running the Naturist Fidonet newsgroup. At the time Faubert had concerns about Tim Wilcox, a convicted child molester and pornographer--and also the Fidonet sysop of a Hayward BBS that put him in contact with children--who had been a regular contributor on the Fidonet echo.
Faubert informed me that Silsbee had been in close communication with Wilcox (yes, we'll certainly bet he had been and law enforcement needs to take note of that at this time). Faubert also said that Silsbee was a persistent defender and ally to Wilcox; that he wanted Wilcox to remain in the forum even after it became known he was involved in a nudist child pornography and prostitution ring and was a multiple convicted child molester. However Wilcox was finally removed despite his and Silsbee's protestations.
Reading Silsbee's posts on rec.nude I found out he wants pedophiles and convicted child molesters to be able to freely attend and participate in naturist/nudist functions and feels it is not up to the organizations to bar them, but that it is the sole responsibility of parents to protect their children against child molesters and photographers when they attend naturist functions. He believes, as many nudists and naturists do, that once a convicted child molester or child pornographer has done his time that no restrictions should be imposed on him by nudist or naturist organizations. Silsbee articulated variations of this opinion frequently in rec.nude during the mid 1990s, and, in my opinion, unfortunately too many nudists and naturists on rec.nude and elsewhere in the movement were and are agreeing with him. --Nikki Craft 12.13.04
Silsbee on rec.nude before the warrants were issued.
"Nudism, for our family, has been a way to make the body an item and topic without shame attached for the purpose of being able to talk about the sexual functions with the same ease as talking about non-sexual functions. " [emphasis his] --Wayne Silsbee, rec.nude 04.09.95 a few months before the alleged multiple sexual assaults.
Craft: Only nudists, exhibitionist and sex offenders think this behavior is not harmful.
Silsbee: I don't know about that. I ran this topic by the couple next door to me. They are not nudists, and, to my knowledge, they are not exhibitionists or sex offenders. Neither of them felt that having someone pull out his penis constituted sexual assault.
Silsbee: So, unless you care to show that my neighbors are nudists, exhibitionists and/or sex offenders, they've just shot down your theory.
Craft: Are we talking about the guy who was masturbating in front of me in the car when I walked up to it to give him directions, or the gardener who pulled his dick out in front of the little girl and was, according to folks round here, not harmed because she was a nudist (even tho the gardener was not a nudist)? I've forgotten.
Craft: It really doesn't matter. It has been claimed, about both these instances, by you and other nudists here on rec.nude that neither is sexual assault, and that it does not cause harm if this behavior is ignored.
Craft: This really irks me. But I guess I do have to concede that the nudists, exhibitionists, sex offenders, your next door neighbor, and a few of the wankers and yankers over in alt.sex.binaries.nudist.children would agree that it's not harmful or assaultive to the victim--uh, I mean the viewee.--Craft/Silsbee Exchange on rec.nude, 06.21.95
UNLAWFUL FLIGHT TO AVOID PROSECUTION - FIRST DEGREE SEXUAL ABUSE, FIRST DEGREE SODOMY, ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A MINOR, FIRST DEGREE UNLAWFUL SEXUAL PENETRATION
WAYNE ARTHUR SILSBEE
Aliases: Bill Lee, Bill Wayne
Date of Birth: December 24, 1956
Place of Birth: Oregon
Weight: 270 pounds
Occupation: In the past, Silsbee has been employed as a security guard, tax preparer,
school bus driver, warehouseman, and has worked for temporary service agencies.
Scars and Marks: None known
Remarks: Silsbee has a receding hairline from front to back. He is known to wear prescription contact lenses. Silsbee has ties to Springfield, Missouri; the San Francisco Bay area of California; Colorado; Arizona; and northwestern Washington State.
Silsbee is fluent in sign language and may try to obtain employment or volunteer work in that field. He has previously shown interest in nudist activities, including prior membership in the American Sunbathing Association. Silsbee is purported to be an active member of the Adventist Church.
Silsbee's hobbies include computer repair and programming, short-wave radio and C.B. operation, and singing in church or community choirs. He also enjoys playing musical instruments, including the piano, guitar, and handbells. In the past, Silsbee has played in handbell choirs.
Wayne Arthur Silsbee is wanted for his alleged involvement in multiple incidents of sexual assault involving several female victims who were between the ages of eight and ten at the time of the offenses. These assaults occurred between September of 1995 and April of 1996, in Clackamas County, Oregon. Silsbee was acquainted with each of the victim children, having either babysat for them or taken them to various events. Silsbee was charged with first degree sodomy, first degree sexual abuse, endangering the welfare of a minor, and first degree unlawful sexual penetration in a local arrest warrant in Clackamas County, Oregon, on July 24, 1996. A federal arrest warrant charging him with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was issued on September 19, 1996, in the United States District Court, District of Oregon, Portland, Oregon.
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS PERSON, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL FBI OFFICE, THE NEAREST AMERICAN EMBASSY OR CONSULATE OR THE CHILD ABUSE UNIT
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