SUBJECT: Teacher Arrested after Allegations of Child Molestation
RELEASE NUMBER: 2018-NR-009
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a local teacher on charges of Child Molesting. The arrest was the result of an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office following a complaint by the parent of a victim, who is a child under the age of 10.
The alleged incidents occurred over the last three weeks in a third grade classroom at Scott School in northern Vanderburgh County. A parent advised that their child told them about being touched inappropriately during class time by a teacher, who was identified as Mr. Justin Wolf. The parents immediately contacted the Sheriff’s Office, which began an investigation. A forensic interview of the child was conducted at Holly’s House and the child disclosed three incidents in which Mr. Wolf allegedly fondled the victim’s genitals.
Mr. Wolf was interviewed by detectives with the Sheriff’s Office this afternoon and apologized for his actions. Mr. Wolf was arrested on three (3) counts of Child Molesting and is being held in the Vanderburgh County Jail pending an initial court appearance.
The investigation is ongoing and being conducted with assistance from the Child Protective Services (CPS) division of the Indiana Department of Child Services.
Parents with questions or concerns are invited to attend a meeting at the Sheriff’s Office Jail and Administration building on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 3:00 PM. Parents will be given information regarding how best to speak to their child regarding issues of sexual abuse and will have the opportunity to have their questions answered by a Sheriff’s Office detective.
Justin Joseph Wolf (pictured above), 25, of Evansville. Child Molesting as a Level 4 Felony (3 counts)
Presumption of Innocence Notice: The fact that a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.