Manhattan Dentist Who Was Allegedly Sometimes Paid in Meth Arrested on Child-Porn Charges

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John Wolf, a dentist with an office on West 15th Street in Chelsea, was arrested on Friday for allegedly letting a drug dealer who needed dental work pay him in crystal meth. He also faces child-pornography-possession charges after allegedly showing said drug dealer "videos of children as young as toddlers being raped by adult men."

The drug dealer — who was arrested at JFK airport last March — also faces drug charges, but has cooperated with the government in its case against Wolf. According to court documents, he brought "his roommate," or rather, an undercover FBI agent, to Wolf’s office, where the agent had the unfortunate duty of watching 35 minutes of child pornography that Wolf had saved on a flash drive. According to the New York Post, the complaint adds that “Wolf stated that he gets particularly ‘excited’ by specific child pornography videos and described a video depicting an 8-year-old ‘retarded’ girl engaged in sex." 

The dealer also made a few recordings of his conversations with Wolf, according to the complaint, and described many other times he met with the dentist. Wolf allegedly bragged about all the underground sex parties he went to in Brooklyn "where participants would engage in sexual intercourse with animals." The dentist also said he had been poking holes in condoms to give his partners HIV — according to the complaint, Wolf is HIV-positive — and talked about drugging a man with "Special K" before sexually assaulting him. The drug, officially known as ketamine, is used in anesthesia.

ABC 7 reports that "authorities fear there may be more victims." Wolf was scheduled to appear in federal court in Brooklyn on Friday.