GREAT FALLS The charges against Virgil Allen Wolfe in Cascade County District Court have been dismissed and he now faces charges in federal court.
Wolfe, a former Lewis and Clark County sheriff’s deputy, pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual exploitation of a child and denied allegations of forfeiture during his federal arraignment Tuesday.
Court documents state that over several years, Wolfe persuaded a victim to engage in sexual conduct. He then produced sexually explicit materials that were distributed across state lines, according to court documents.
The forfeiture allegation means Wolfe must forfeit a computer tower and hard drive, a camera, and a memory card to the government if convicted.
Wolfe was first arrested in February and initially charged with 80 counts of sexual abuse of children.
He was a deputy for the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office in the late 1990s.
His trial has been set for May 28 in Helena.
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