KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Raymore, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to possessing thousands of images of child pornography.
Malcolm J. Wolf, 32, of Raymore, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple to one count of attempting to receive child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. According to court documents, Wolf legally changed his name on April 8, 2011, from Jose Lorenzo Lopez.
Federal agents, while conducting an undercover investigation of a Web site sharing child pornography, identified Wolf’s computer as having accessed images of child pornography from the site in January 2011. When agents executed a search warrant at Wolf’s residence, they found six computers and seven loose hard drives that contained thousands of images of child pornography, including hundreds of movies of child pornography. The children depicted in those images and movies ranged in age from babies to teens.
Wolf is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison without parole, up to a sentence of 30 years in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $500,000. Under the terms of today’s plea agreement, Wolf must pay a total of $10,000 in restitution to two of the victims portrayed in those images and movies, or $6,000 if he pays the restitution within 30 days of his sentencing date. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Teresa Moore. It was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Project Safe Childhood
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc . For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."