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Local man sentenced for child pornography

Original post made on Dec 12, 2013

Stephen Wolf, who pleaded no contest in March 2013 to possessing child pornography, now faces eight months in jail and three years of supervised probation.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 12, 2013, 10:58 AM

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Posted by parent
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Dec 12, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Convicted felony sex criminal gets only 1 day in jail? Is that the rich white guy sentence?

Please post his mug shot and address so we can steer clear of him. Thank you.


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Posted by fwiw
a resident of Woodside: other
on Dec 12, 2013 at 8:28 pm

@parent - can I perhaps suggest rereading the article? The sentence as I read it was 8 months in jail minus one day credit for jail time served plus three years probation plus one year sex offender treatment plus lifetime registration as a sex offender.


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Posted by Holly L
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Dec 13, 2013 at 3:21 am

The Palo Alto Daily Post did a story last week about another San Mateo County resident named Luke Lonergan, who was also caught with child pornography in a sweep earlier this year. Lonergan is far more prominent than Wolf. Lonergan, cofounder of a tech company in San Mateo called Greenplum, has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal and interviewed by Forbes. He also had a hotshot lawyer from Beverly Hills who represented one of the players in the O J Simpson Las Vegas gun case.

Oddly, as the Palo Alto Daily Post reported, the prominent Lonergan's case was never included in the San Mateo DA's cases of interest case. Lonergan served two months in the McGuire jail from September 7 to November 7 but didn't have to register as a sex offender. Rich white guy privilege?

Kudos to the Daily Post for their reporting on Lonergan and on the violent assault case by San Mateo Deputy Sheriff Smith- which was kept secret by the police and also not on the DA's cases of interest list. The're on to something.5



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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Dec 13, 2013 at 9:18 am

It would be great If the Almanac could do a story on the other local Luke Lonergan of San Carlos. His name was not included in the sweep names, He was arrested yet no name made the papers, He did serve 60 days in our jail, yet no article about it. In his case there was no trial, the District Attorney's Office just disappeared his charges, No expert witnesses testified He doesn't register as a sex offender and plead to 1 misdemeanor.

It should be noted these allegations are very serious and can cause many challenges to all parties involved. One of the men picked up in the sweep committed suicide.

I would like to see San Mateo County solve the public information from being manipulated by anyone, especially law enforcement either PD's or the DA's Office. This is public information. It is important for the public to trust the DA's Office. It has no oversight.


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