U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of California
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January 12, 2015

Former Albany Resident Charged with Possessing Child Pornography

SAN FRANCISCO—A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted Konrad P. Wolff, on Dec. 18, 2014, with one count of possessing child pornography, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag and Federal Bureau of Investigation, Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson.

According to the indictment, Wolff, 27, previously of Albany, Calif., is alleged to have knowingly possessed video and image files depicting minor and prepubescent children engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Wolff was arrested on Jan. 8, 2015, at Ft. Benning, Georgia, and made his initial appearance in federal court in Columbus, Ga., that same day. Wolff has been remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service and will be returned to the Northern District of California to answer the Indictment. His next appearance will be before the Honorable James Donato, United States District Court Judge, at a time to be determined.

An indictment merely alleges that crimes have been committed, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000, for his alleged violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(4)(B). However, any sentence following conviction would be imposed by the court after consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of a sentence, 18 U.S.C. § 3553.

Scott D. Joiner is the Assistant U.S. Attorney who is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Patricia Mahoney. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the FBI and the University of California, Berkeley, Police Department.

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