Convicted child molester lures kids at MCCC to shower with him
WEST WINDSOR >> A highrisk child predator wanted kids to shower with him naked at Mercer County Community College (MCCC), authorities announced.
Adam Woolf, 23, of Skillman, posed as a maintenance worker at the college’s Physical Education Building on Feb. 7 and told swimmers under the age of 13 that chlorine levels in the pool would “cause damage to their bathing suits,” the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday in a statement.
The child molester instructed three boys to go into the upstairs men’s locker room, where he followed them and then proceeded to strip naked and shower in front of them, prosecutors said. Like a scene from Jerry Sandusky’s days at Penn State, Wolf encouraged the boys to hop in the shower naked with him.
His creepiness was not over.
Two juvenile females also told police that Woolf stalked them and followed them into the women’s locker room, where he attempted to get in the nude again.
Eventually, MCCC security flagged down Woolf.
Prosecutors did not indicate if the sex offender harmed any of the children.
Woolf is charged with five counts of second-degree luring, three counts of fourth-degree lewdness and five counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child.
When Woolf was 14 years old, he was convicted of criminal sexual contact. Due to his conviction as a juvenile, no other details about the case are available.
Woolf is listed as a highrisk tier 3 offender on the state’s Megan’s Law registry.
A Mercer County Superior Court judge ordered Wednesday that Woolf be locked up without bail.
Jim Gardner, a spokesman at MCCC, said Wednesday that the children were at the facility as part of a community group that rents the pool. He said that West Windsor police were notified “immediately” about the skeevy situation.
“As a community college, many of our facilities are available to community groups, and we remain committed to providing safe and secure facilities for all of our students and guests,” Gardner said in an email. “As such, college staff continues to cooperate fully with the West Windsor Police Department and Mercer County authorities, who would be the source of comment for any findings. Considering the ongoing nature of the investigation, there is really not much more we can say at this time.”
College officials would not confirm if Woolf is a student due to federal FERPA laws, which prohibit schools from “confirming or denying enrollment status” of any student, Gardner said.
However, Woolf appeared on two of the college’s Special Olympics teams, according to news articles on MCCC’s website from 2015 and 2016. He played on the college’s Unified Sports teams for basketball and soccer, the college indicates.
Woolf, who is British and has a twin brother, was also listed as a participant in the 2016 Special Olympics Summer Games at The College of New Jersey.