Friday, October 9, 2009

William Benjamin Wolfe - Repeat Sex Offender - Sister charged with enabling

“This is our secret; Don’t tell anyone...this is our secret, OK?”

SWOYERSVILLE -- Larksville police allege a couple allowed a girl to be with a convicted sex offender accused of molesting the child in May.

William Fetterman Jr., 37, and Donna Wolfe, 44, of Ashley and formerly of Nesbitt Street, Larksville, are facing child endangerment charges that were filed with District Judge David Barilla in Swoyersville on Friday.
Police said in arrest records that Fetterman and Donna Wolfe were warned by a Luzerne County probation officer to keep the girl away from Donna Wolfe’s brother, William Benjamin Wolfe, 39, who is a registered sexual offender, according to the state police Megan’s Law Web site.
The girl told a school employee in early June that William Wolfe had molested her while he laid on a couch inside the Nesbitt Street home, according to the criminal complaints. She claimed William Wolfe told her, according to the criminal complaints, “This is our secret; Don’t tell anyone...this is our secret, OK?”

Fetterman and Donna Wolfe told police, the criminal complaints say, that William Wolfe would visit their Larksville residence in the morning and evening, and would stop by for dinner or do his laundry from February to June. They claimed that they allowed the girl to have “supervised” contact with William Wolfe.

Police charged William Wolfe with indecent assault and corruption of minors that Barilla sent to Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas after a preliminary hearing on Thursday.
According to court records, a Luzerne County jury convicted William Wolfe in 1992 on several felony child sex charges involving a then 4-year-old girl. Appeals delayed his sentencing until October 1994 when he was condemned to seven to 15 years in state prison, plus serve probation for one year upon release from state prison.
William Wolfe was released from state prison on Feb. 1, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

A probation officer filed a violation report in June alleging William Wolfe violated his probation when he came in contact with the girl at the Larksville home, court records say.

Judge Peter Paul Olszewski Jr. sentenced William Wolfe in July to serve an additional 2 to 5 years in state prison on the probation violation.

Fetterman and Donna Wolfe are tentatively scheduled for preliminary hearings on Oct. 22 before Barilla.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

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