Washington, D.C. Man Charged with Transporting Teenage Boy to Engage in Sexual Activity
BOSTON—Jason Michael Wolf, 29, was arrested and charged today in U.S. District Court in Boston with one count of transportation of a minor in interstate commerce to engage in illegal sexual activity. Wolf was ordered detained during an initial appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler.
According to court documents, on Aug. 17, 2015, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Police received information that an adult man and a minor were acting inappropriately at the South Station Bus Terminal. Law enforcement arrived on scene and interviewed the two individuals who were identified as Wolf and a 14-year-old boy from Maryland. The two admitted that they had met on a mobile dating app in July, had traveled to Boston from Maryland, and had engaged in sexual activity in Maryland, Washington D.C., New York, and Boston.
Wolf was arrested by the Boston Police in August and charged with aggravated statutory rape of a child under state law. He is currently being held by local authorities.
The charge of transportation of a minor in interstate commerce to engage in illegal sexual activity provides for a minimum mandatory term of 10 years and up to a lifetime in prison, a minimum of five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; James V. Buthorn, Acting Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; Boston Police Commissioner William Evans; and Acting Chief Kenneth Green of the MBTA Transit Police Department, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.
The details contained in the complaint are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.