Van Wert County man faces 24 sex-related felony charges

VAN WERT — A Van Wert County man on Wednesday entered pleas of not guilty to a 24-count indictment charging him with a variety of sex-related felony offenses.

Joshua Wolfe, 42, of Willshire, entered pleas in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court to three counts of rape, first-degree felonies; two counts of sexual battery and one count of gross sexual imposition, all felonies of the second degree; nine counts of third-degree felony gross sexual imposition and nine counts of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, fourth-degree felonies.

Wolfe’s bond was set at $500,000 cash or surety. His next court appearance will be Oct. 2. A jury trial was scheduled for Nov. 19.

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