Former Interim Delaware Co. Sheriff Charged With Child Porn

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A Sunbury man who served as the Delaware County Sheriff for one week in 2007 has been charged with receiving and distributing child pornography.

50-year-old Mark Wolfe surrendered to the U.S. Marshal Service in Columbus on Monday after authorities charged him in connection to a child pornography investigation.

According to a criminal complaint, undercover investigators observed files containing child pornography being shared through an IP address belonging to Wolfe. 

During a search warrant executed on July 31 at Wolfe’s residence, investigators discovered a laptop containing approximately 486 videos and 203 images of child pornography.

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Federal agents charge he downloaded child porn videos of children as young as 9 years old and discussed via Skype his sexual interest in children saying he has “engaged in sexual intercourse with a 13-year old girl” and "would engage in sexual activity with a five year old child."

Wolfe’s attorney Jeff Stavroff said his client is shocked and scared. He added Wolfe wants to fight the charges against him.

Wolfe served as interim sheriff for one week in June 2007. 

He made headlines during his short tenure as interim sheriff when he announced he was opening an investigation after discovering child pornography on former Sheriff Al Myers county-owned computer.  

State investigators cleared Myers after determining the images were the result of a legitimate investigation.   Myers later filed a defamation lawsuit against the county.

He most recently served as an auxiliary officer for the village of Ostrander, but the police chief said Wolfe retired as a volunteer in June.