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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Northern California Man Sentenced To 108 Months’ Imprisonment For Receipt Of Child Pornography

OAKLAND – Konrad Wolff was sentenced to 108 months in prison for receipt of child pornography announced United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch.   The sentence was handed down today by the Honorable James Donato, U.S. District Judge and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett.

Wolff, 28, previously of Albany, Calif., was arrested early last year at Ft. Benning, GA.  On December 18, 2015, after a bench trial before Judge Donato, Wolff was convicted of receiving thousands of images and hundreds of videos of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(2).  The evidence at trial established that Wolff possessed videos and images of minor and prepubescent children engaging in sexually explicit and sadomasochistic conduct.  Judge Donato also found at sentencing that the defendant was in possession of certain manuals which provided step-by-step instructions on how to sexually exploit children while avoiding detection by law enforcement.

Wolff was originally indicted on December 18, 2014, and charged with one count of possessing child pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252 (a)(4)(B).    On February 19, 2015, the grand jury returned a two-count superseding indictment that added the more serious receipt of child pornography charge, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(2).         

In addition to the prison term, Judge Donato also sentenced the defendant to a 15-year period of supervised release and ordered him to pay restitution.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott D. Joiner prosecuted the case with the assistance of Ponly Tu and Patricia Mahoney.  The prosecution is the result of a three-month investigation by the FBI and the University of California Berkeley Police Department.

Updated May 26, 2016