Austin Wolf Arrested By FBI For Sending And Possessing “Hundreds” Of Child Porn Videos, Faces 30 Years In Prison

Posted June 28, 2024 by with 129 comments

The Department of Justice in the Southern District of New York has charged gay porn star Austin Wolf (legally identified as Justin Heath Smith) with distribution and possession of child pornography, and their press release is below.

The DOJ alleges that Smith, who’s been starring in gay porn for over 12 years, sent and received “hundreds” of child porn videos via the Telegram app, and some of those videos depicted infants and children being raped. Back in April, Smith’s apartment was searched, and FBI agents seized an SD card containing the child porn videos, according to the DOJ.

If convicted on both counts (distribution and possession of child porn) Smith faces a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison, and a maximum of 30 years in prison. Via DOJ:

Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and James Smith, the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced today the arrest of JUSTIN HEATH SMITH, an adult film actor who uses the stage name “Austin Wolf.”  SMITH is charged with sending and receiving hundreds of videos of child pornography via the Telegram application.  Those videos depicted children as young as infants, including a video showing a 10-year-old child bound and raped.  In addition to sharing child pornography via Telegram, SMITH is also charged with possessing hundreds of additional videos containing child pornography in his Manhattan apartment.  SMITH will be presented later today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robyn F. Tarnofsky in Manhattan federal court.

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said: “As alleged, Justin Heath Smith received and distributed hundreds of recordings containing child pornography, including a ghastly video showing a young child bound, beaten, and raped.  Our investigation into Smith is ongoing, and we urge anyone with information about Smith’s conduct to call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.  Together with our law enforcement partners, we will relentlessly pursue those predators who victimize children and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.”

FBI Assistant Director in Charge James Smith said: “I want to make it clear: those who distribute child sexual abuse images prey upon the most vulnerable in our society.  Each image is a crime scene, leaving lasting scars on innocent victims.  The FBI is relentless in our pursuit of these perpetrators.  We will track them down, arrest them, and ensure they face justice for the harm they cause.”

According to the allegations contained in the Complaint:

Between March 24 and March 28, 2024, SMITH, using an anonymous Telegram account, exchanged hundreds of videos containing child pornography with another individual whose phone was later seized and searched by the FBI pursuant to a search warrant.

An undercover FBI agent subsequently began a conversation with SMITH’s anonymous Telegram account.  In the course of those conversations, SMITH revealed details that confirmed his identity.

On April 21, 2024, the FBI executed a search warrant at SMITH’s Manhattan apartment, which revealed an SD card with hundreds of videos containing child pornography.

SMITH, 43, of New York, New York, is charged with one count of distribution and receipt of child pornography, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, and one count of possession of child pornography, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

What’s remarkable is that while Smith’s apartment was raided in April, he attended MEN’s “summer social” industry event on June 7th in Los Angeles, and he was still tweeting about his “collabs” as recently as last week, as seen here:

The DOJ press release indicates his arrest wasn’t until yesterday or today, and he’s due to be arraigned this afternoon. It’s not yet known when Smith’s trial will begin or when his next court date is, but here’s the full indictment unsealed today. This is a developing story…

u.s. v. Smith Complaint by Str8Up on Scribd

ADDED: Austin Wolf’s studio gay porn scenes are swiftly being deleted from various studio sites. Details here.

AND: Wolf has been denied bail after being deemed a flight risk. Details here.

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