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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Raymore Man Sentenced for Child Porn

Project Safe Childhood

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Raymore, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for possessing thousands of images of child pornography.

Malcolm J. Wolf, 33, of Raymore, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple to seven years in federal prison without parole. According to court documents, Wolf legally changed his name on April 8, 2011, from Jose Lorenzo Lopez.

On Feb. 4, 2013, Wolf pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to receive child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography.

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.

Under the terms of his 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.

This case was 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."

Updated January 16, 2015