As part of Project Snapshot III, in May, 2014, the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit in Saskatoon, SK arrested Russell WOLFE (DOB: 1959-03-06) of Saskatoon and charged him with Criminal Code offences relating to accessing, possession of and make available (sharing) child pornography. Wolfe was released on a number of standard conditions relating to these types of offences.
Upon further analysis of Wolfe’s computers and devices seized during Project Snapshot III, investigators found evidence to support further criminal charges from events believed to have occurred between 1997 and 2010. In July, 2014, a second search warrant was executed on Wolfe’s residence in Saskatoon and further charges of Sexual Assault, Making Child Pornography, and Breach of Undertaking were laid. Wolfe was released and placed on a number of conditions.
Since July, the ICE investigation has been ongoing and on January 27, 2015, Wolfe was re-arrested in Saskatoon and further charges were laid. Please note that a publication ban is in place to protect the identities of any of the victims.
Below are all 35 Criminal Code charges currently before the courts:
• Make Available Child Pornography – Section 163.1(3) of the Criminal Code
• Access Child Pornography – Section 163.1(4.1) of the Criminal Code
• Possess Child Pornography – Section 163.1(4) of the Criminal Code
• Breach of Undertaking – Section 145(3) of the Criminal Code x 3
• Sexual Assault – Section 271 of the Criminal Code x 6
• Sexual Interference – Section 151 of the Criminal Code x 6
• Procuring the Sexual Services of a Person Under 18 – Section 212(4) of the Criminal Code x 8
• Producing Child Pornography – Section 163.1(2) of the Criminal Code x 9
The Saskatchewan ICE Unit is comprised of investigators from the RCMP, Regina Police Service, Saskatoon Police Service, and Prince Albert Police Service. Their mandate is to investigate crimes involving the abuse and/or exploitation of children on the internet.