A year after authorities say he laid out in lurid detail his sexual fantasies with an 8-year old girl and then drove across state lines to meet her, David Alan Wolf has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity.
United States Attorney Sally Yates said that fortunately Wolf contacted a member of law enforcement rather than a real child.
“After this defendant used the internet to arrange for a sexual encounter with a vulnerable, eight-year-old girl, he then traveled to Atlanta in an effort to commit this repugnant act” said Yates. “Thankfully, there was no eight-year-old, and law enforcement arrested him. Sexual predators have no place in our community and we will see to it that they are caught, prosecuted, and punished.”
According to Yates, the criminal information, and material presented in court: In August 2012, a Barrow County investigator, operating undercover and posing as a thirty-four-year-old female with an eight-year-old daughter, was contacted online by an individual later identified as David Alan Wolf. Wolf indicated that he was interested in engaging in sex acts with the investigator’s eight-year-old daughter, including oral sex and intercourse. Wolf and the undercover investigator communicated online for close to two weeks. During that time, Wolf described in detail his sexual fantasies and the sex acts he would perform on the eight-year-old girl. On Aug. 28, 2012, Wolf traveled from South Carolina to Georgia to meet the investigator and her fictitious daughter and was arrested upon his arrival.
“The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office will continue to be vigilant in our attempt to apprehend those who prey on our children,” said Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith. “Our Investigators are working very hard every day to keep these predators off the streets and protect our communities.”
Wolf, 63, of Rock Hill, S.C., was sentenced today by United States District Judge William C. O’Kelley to 14 years in prison to be followed by lifetime supervised release. He was also ordered to pay a fine of $5,000. The defendant will be required to register as a sex offender when he is released from prison.
This case was investigated by the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office.
Assistant United States Attorney Jill E. Steinberg prosecuted the case.