UPDATE: MU Graduate Teaching Assistant Charged in Child Porn Case

UPDATE 3/13/13 @ 3:30 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A graduate teaching assistant in the psychology department at Marshall University was arrested inside his classroom Wednesday, and charged with possessing child pornography.

West Virginia State Police charged Jacob Wolfe, 28, of Huntington with two counts of possession of child pornography.

The West Virginia Cyber Crimes Task Force, the West Virginia State Police and Huntington Police were all involved in the investigation that began back in July.

The criminal complaint indicates that investigators found more than 100 pictures and several videos depicting child porn on Wolfe’s computer.

Sgt. Charles Kingery with the Huntington Police Department says more charges could be filed in this case.

"We have the potential for more than two charges, absolutely," Sgt. Kingery went on to say, "The message we would like to send is that if you're involved in this sort of thing, we're going to find you. when we find you we're going to arrest you and prosecute you. “

A statement from Marshall says Wolfe has been relieved of his teaching duties. Marshall also says they were made aware of the impending arrest just before it happened.

“While Marshall University was not involved in this investigation and arrest, these are very serious charges and we will cooperate fully with any further investigation,” said Marshall University in the statement.

The class Wolfe was teaching will resume with a different instructor at its normal time on Friday

Wolfe was taken to the Western Regional Jail following his arraignment in Cabell County Magistrate Court. His bond was set at $100,000.



ORIGINAL STORY 3/13/13 @12:10 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington Police say a man was taken out of a Marshall University class Wednesday and arrested for child pornography.

Jacob Wolfe, 28, of Huntington, is facing two counts of possession of child pornography.

The West Virginia Cyber Crimes Task Force, the West Virginia State Police and Huntington Police were all involved in this investigation.

According to the criminal complaint, the investigation started back in July. Sgt. Charles Kingery with the Huntington Police Department says more charges could be filed in this case.

"We have the potential for more than two charges, absolutely," Sgt. Kingery went on to say, "The message we would like to send is that if you're involved in this sort of thing, we're going to find you. when we find you we're going to arrest you and prosecute you."

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