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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Georgia

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

South Carolina Man Sentenced For Traveling To Have Sex With Eight Year Old

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – David Alan Wolf has been sentenced to 14 years for enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity.

“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 United States Attorney Sally Quillian 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.”

“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.” 

According to United States Attorney 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 August 28, 2012, Wolf traveled from South Carolina to Georgia to meet the investigator and her fictitious daughter and was arrested upon his arrival.

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 is prosecuting the case.

For further information please contact the U.S. Attorney’s Public Affairs Office at or (404) 581-6016.  The Internet address for the HomePage for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia is

Updated April 8, 2015