Mont Vernon man charged with soliciting minors online and engaging in lewd acts via live video streaming

A local man was arrested Wednesday, March 25, and accused of using live video streaming to engage in explicit sexual activity with someone he thought was a minor.

Brian Wolk, 43, of 29 Mason Road, was arraigned in Milford District Court on two counts of indecent exposure and lewdness and one count of prohibited uses of computer services, all Class B felonies, Mont Vernon Police Chief Kevin Furlong said.

Wolk is accused of using electronic media to solicit and have explicit sexual interactions with a child that he believed to be under the age of 16, Furlong said.

Police obtained a search warrant for Wolk’s home the morning of March 25, and, based on the results of the search, placed him under arrest, the chief said.

Police seized electronic media devices and equipment. The items were sent to the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which will conduct a forensic computer analysis of them, Furlong said.

The investigation continues to determine if there are any others whom Wolk may have solicited and if additional charges should be brought, Furlong said.

Police began investigating the case several weeks ago.

Wolk could not enter a plea on the felony counts at the district court level. A probable cause hearing is set for April 7.

Wolk’s bail was set at $15,000 personal recognizance and $1,000 cash or surety.

The court barred him from using any electronic devices that access the internet and from having any contact with anyone under 18 years old as part of his bail conditions.

The Mont Vernon Police Department is a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

– KATHRYN
MARCHOCKI