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Former Montana deputy’s child sex abuse case moved to federal court

Posted at 9:06 PM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 23:32:36-04

GREAT FALLS- The charges against Virgil Allen Wolfe in Cascade County District Court have been dismissed and he now faces charges in federal court.

Court documents state that over several years, Wolfe persuaded a victim to engage in sexual conduct. He then produced sexually explicit materials that were distributed across state lines, according to court documents.

Wolfe, a former Lewis and Clark County sheriff’s deputy, pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual exploitation of a child and denied allegations of forfeiture during his federal arraignment Tuesday.

The forfeiture allegation means Wolfe must forfeit a computer tower and hard drive, a camera, and a memory card to the government if convicted.

Wolfe was first arrested in February and initially charged with 80 counts of sexual abuse of children.

He was a deputy for the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office in the late 1990s.

His trial has been set for May 28 in Helena.