SASKATOON – A Saskatoon man is facing more child pornography charges. Russell Wolfe, 55, was originally charged in May 2014 with accessing, possessing and making available child pornography as part of Operation Snapshot III.
Six more charges were laid against Wolfe in July 2014 after investigators analysed computers and devices that were seized from him. Both times he was released from custody on conditions.
On Tuesday, members of the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit re-arrested Wolfe and laid 26 new charges against him.
Police say the charges stem from their ongoing investigation. They were able to identify 12 girls from videos and pictures seized in the case. Some of the girls were as young as eight years old.
The 35 total charges Wolfe is facing are:
- nine counts of producing child pornography;
- eight counts of procuring the sexual services of a person under 18;
- six counts of sexual interference;
- six counts of sexual assault;
- one count of making available child pornography;
- one count of accessing child pornography;
- one count of possessing child pornography; and
- three counts of breach of probation.
None of the allegations have been proven in court.
Wolfe appeared in Saskatoon provincial court on Wednesday. He will remain in custody until his next court appearance scheduled on Tuesday.