WINDER, Ga. — A 62-year-old Rock Hill man who police say drove across the state line planning to have sex with a 34-year-old mother and her 8-year-old daughter is now in a Georgia prison, labeled as an online sexual predator.
David Alan Wolf of 1491 Jack White Drive is charged with sexual exploitation of children after Internet crimes officials with the Barrow County Sheriffs Office in Georgia interrupted what he thought would be a sexual rendezvous Tuesday with a woman who turned out to be an undercover police officer.
Wolf is being held at the Barrow County Detention Center without bond.
For two weeks, Wolf held explicit sexual conversations with a woman online. He told her that he wanted to meet her in Winder, northeast of Atlanta, and have sex with both her and her daughter, said Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith.
When Wolf arrived at an undisclosed location, the woman revealed herself as a police officer and arrested him, Smith said. A real child was never involved.
Although Wolf communicated with who he thought was a 34-year-old woman, his primary target was the young girl, Smith said.
He was very explicit about what he wanted to do with the 8-year-old and what he was going to do, Smith said. He said, I want to have sex with your 8-year-old.
Wolfs arrest is part of an ongoing attempt by the Barrow County Sheriffs Office to net online sexual predators in their community, Smith said.
Since starting their own Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Barrow County deputies have arrested more than 20 predators.
Officers posing as children in online chat rooms and forums or posting ads on barter sites such as Backpage.com or Craigslist may track someone for several months or several weeks at time until they get comfortable with us, Smith said.
Once they establish a rapport with a possible predator, they set up a time to meet them and, with enough evidence in hand, make an arrest, Smith explained.
In Wolfs case, an officer posed as a parent. Still, Smith stressed, parents should keep up with your children and monitor their Internet activity, especially social media sites such as Facebook or Myspace.
A lot of these people (predators) hide behind the veil of anonymous names, Smith said. In this situation, this gentleman drove (from Rock Hill). His intentions were to have intercourse with the mother and the 8-year-old.
Smith said investigators plan to contact York County officials, alert them to Wolfs arrest and suggest they investigate his computer and belongings.
Wolf doesnt have a previous criminal history in York County, according to a search with the S.C. Judicial Department.
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