LAWTON – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced his office has filed five felony counts on Randy Wolfe, of Lawton, after an undercover investigation.
Wolfe, 49, has been charged with one count of aggravated possession of child pornography, two counts of distribution of child pornography, one count of child sexual abuse and one count of violating the computer crimes act.
Throughout the investigation an agent with the attorney general’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force communicated online with a user whose IP address was assigned to Wolfe's home. The user allegedly sent multiple pornographic videos of children between the approximate ages of eight months and 10-years-old to the agent.
Investigators with the attorney general’s office and Lawton Police Department executed a search warrant of Wolfe’s property. Agents seized multiple electronic devices that were turned over to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation’s Digital Evidence Unit. The devices allegedly contained more than 100 images of child pornography. Investigators also discovered videos allegedly containing child pornography that were sent from the devices.
Attorney General Hunter commended the work of the agencies involved in the investigation and said the continued collaboration between federal, state and local law enforcement is essential to keeping Oklahomans safe.
“Crimes against children are intolerable,” Attorney General Hunter said. “My office will continue to partner with federal and local law enforcement to protect our most vulnerable. I applaud the efforts of the law enforcement entities and District Attorney Fred Smith, who worked hard to bring these charges.”
A Comanche County judge set Wolfe’s bail at $1 million. If convicted, he faces prison time, fines and fees.
Read the charges against Wolfe, here.
All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.
The Oklahoma Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force includes more than 80 partner agencies from around the state. Members of the task force are specially trained to investigate the exploitation of children through the use of technology. Reports of this type of crime should be directed to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s CyberTipline at 1-800-843-5678, or local law enforcement.