100 year child porn sentence upheld

On March 1, 2011, the Arizona Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction and sentence of Rexford Gene Wolfe, 62, formerly of San Francisco, CA.

Wolfe was convicted by a La Paz County jury, on October 22, 2009, of ten counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor under 15 years of age and he was sentenced to serve 100 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections on November 20, 2009.

In 2008, it was discovered that Wolfe had been storing thousands of images of child pornography at the home of his late mother in Bouse, AZ. Once the child pornography was discovered by the caretaker of Wolfe’s mother, famed Firewalker Jim Jarvis, it was promptly reported to law enforcement.

The case was prosecuted by La Paz County Attorney Sam Vederman and the lead investigator was Det. Mike Schwab of the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office.

In its decision, the Arizona Court of Appeals stated, “…we conclude that defendant ‘consciously sought to do exactly that which the legislature sought to deter and punish’ and hold that his ten consecutive ten-year sentences are not grossly disproportionate to those crimes.”

5 comments

  1. good job jim on exposing (no pun intended) this perv. judge B really dropped the hammer on this one…. great.

  2. Excellent job Sam Vederman. Keep up the good work.

  3. reelect sam as prosecutor he is doing a good job!!!!

  4. and good job Schwab…..!!!! who is going to be next la paz sheriff? lowerby is retired, right??? Maybe Schwab should be appointed to the job.

  5. Yes, everyone did a great job. We are all extremely fortunate that we now have a County Attorney that is knowledgeable and dedicated. Sam Vederman has been a breath of fresh air.

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