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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Ramsey County Man Indicted For Sexually Exploiting Children In The Philippines

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced a fourteen-count federal indictment charging ALAN DENNIS WOLFF, 56, with sexually exploiting children in the Philippines. WOLFF was initially charged in a criminal complaint on April 5, 2019, and was indicted on May 6, 2019. He is currently in custody in the Sherburne County Jail pending further court proceedings.

According to the allegations in the indictment and the criminal complaint, from January 2013 through February 2019, WOLFF used various Facebook accounts to communicate with other Facebook accounts purporting to belong to minor girls, some as young as 13 years old, in the Philippines. WOLFF repeatedly engaged the girls in graphic, sexually explicit conversations, sometimes telling the girls that he loved them, wanted to marry them, and wanted to meet them during his next trip to the Philippines. WOLFF repeatedly asked the minor girls to send him naked images or recordings and, on several occasions, he sent the girls images and recordings of himself that were sexual in nature. WOLFF also sent money via MoneyGram to the Philippines in exchange for the images and recordings. WOLFF traveled to the Philippines at least three times. 

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carol M. Kayser.

 

Defendant Information:

ALAN DENNIS WOLFF, 56

Ramsey County, Minn.

Charges:

  • Sexual exploitation of children, 12 counts
  • Transfer of obscene material to minors, 2 counts

 

 

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The charges contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated May 7, 2019