Convicted child mo­lester lures kids at MCCC to shower with him

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - FRONT PAGE - By David Foster dfos­ter@21st-cen­tu­ry­ @tren­to­nian­david on Twit­ter

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.

Adam Woolf


Adam Woolf

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.