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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Washington D.C. Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Teenage Boy to Engage in Sexual Activity

BOSTON – A Washington D.C. man pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with transporting a teenage boy from Maryland to Boston and other states to engage in sexual activity.

Jason Michael Wolf, 30, pleaded guilty today to one count of transportation of a minor in interstate commerce to engage in illegal sexual activity.  U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled sentencing for Dec. 14, 2016. 

On Aug. 17, 2015, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Police received information that an adult man and a minor were acting inappropriately at the South Station Bus Terminal.  Law enforcement arrived on scene and interviewed the two individuals who were identified as Wolf and a 14-year-old boy from Maryland who was determined to be the subject of a missing persons warrant.  The two admitted that they had met on a mobile dating app in July, had traveled to Boston from Maryland, and had engaged in sexual activity in Maryland, Washington D.C., New York, and Boston. 

In August 2015, Wolf was arrested by the Boston Police and charged with aggravated statutory rape of a child under state law.  That case is pending in Suffolk Superior Court.

The charge of transportation of a minor in interstate commerce to engage in illegal sexual activity provides for a minimum mandatory term of 10 years and up to a lifetime in prison, a minimum of five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.  Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties.  Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. 

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Shelly Binkowski, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; Boston Police Commissioner William Evans; and Chief Kenneth Green of the MBTA Transit Police Department, made the announcement.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit. 

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated September 21, 2016