March 3, 2020
Jordan Laird
Mansfield News Journal

ASHLAND - An Ashland foster parent has been indicted on multiple sex crime charges involving three children he was fostering, Ashland County Prosecutor Chris Tunnell said Tuesday.

Christopher Wolf, 55, is accused of attempting to solicit sex from three boys under the age of 13 who were in his care between June 30 and Dec. 18, 2018, according to Ashland County Common Pleas Court documents.
He also is accused of creating obscene material during that time portraying two of those children and attempting to do the same with the third child.

Wolf’s attorney, Jeffrey Honaker, said in a prepared statement. “I am working diligently with my client to respond to the allegations and I am confident he will be cleared of all charges.”

Court records state the charges involve boys who were between ages 9 and 12.

Wolf has been charged with two counts of endangering children, both second-degree felonies, attempted endangering children, a third-degree felony, two counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, both second-degree felonies, attempted pandering obscenity involving a minor, a third-degree felony, and three counts of attempted importuning, all fourth degree felonies.

Ashland County Job and Family Services Director Peter Stefaniuk said in a news release that Wolf is no longer serving as a foster parent. He declined to comment further when reached by phone.

In 1997, Wolf pleaded guilty to failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a fourth-degree felony, according to court records. This is not an offense that would preclude Wolf from becoming a foster parent, according to Ohio law.

According to Wolf’s Linkedln account, he works as a research and development product development scientist for GOJO industries in Akron.

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