A New York dentist was arrested this week for allegedly providing root canals to a drug dealer in exchange for meth, distributing child pornography out of his office, having sex with dogs, and attempting to spread HIV to unsuspected sexual partners.
The FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration say they had been watching Dr. John Wolf for months before they arrested him at 5 a.m. Friday morning.
According to the official complaint, Wolf “provided dental services to a drug dealer in exchange for methamphetamine, some of which the defendant would use personally and some of which he would distribute to others.”
The complaint also accuses the 59-year-old of using his office to distribute porn. In a recorded conversations with an undercover FBI agent, Wolf allegedly “provided the undercover agent with a flash drive containing files depicting child pornography, including videos of children as young as toddlers being raped by adult men.”
The complaint also claims Wolf told an informant in a recorded conversation that he deliberately poked holes into condoms “in an intentional attempt to spread the HIV to his sexual partners.”
He also said he enjoyed going to animal sex parties, and that he got particularly “excited” by children's porn “depicting an 8-year-old ‘retarded’ girl engaged in sex.”
Those who know Wolf are genuinely shocked by the allegations.
“I never suspected this,” one of his employees told the New York Post. “He’s an amazing guy, a very giving person. He helped a lot of people in the community.”
“You don’t know what secret lives people have,” one of Wolf’s patients, Robert Risko, added. “But he was a jovial, happy fellow. He didn’t seem lecherous.”
Wolf has been charged with conspiracy to possess methamphetamines with intent to distribute, as well as possession and distribution of child porn. His lawyer, Marc Agnifilo, says the dentist is “devastated” over being caught.
“He’s devastated,” Agnifilo said. “(He) woke up into a day where his life is going to be completely different. And these charges are not like other charges. These are charges that are hard to weather and I think he is understandably shaken.