Alabama man who did unspeakable things to child gets 220 years in prison

Published 5:03 pm Thursday, September 21, 2023

An Alabama man convicted of child sex crimes was sentenced to 220 years in state prison Wednesday.

District Attorney Summer Summerford said Travis Eugene Wolfe was sentenced to 220 years in prison by Circuit Judge Shaunathan Bell at a sentencing hearing held Wednesday for sexual crimes committed against the same minor victim on multiple occasions.

In June 2023, a DeKalb County jury found Wolfe GUILTY of 15 counts of sexual crimes perpetrated against the minor victim in these cases. Contributing to the investigation, arrest, and prosecution were officers with the Fort Payne Police Department, the DeKalb County Department of Human Resources, the DeKalb County Children’s Advocacy Center, and the 9th Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office.

Wolfe appeared for the purpose of a sentencing hearing on September 20th, 2023. At the conclusion of the hearing, Judge Bell sentenced Wolfe as follows:

• 20 years in each count for two counts of Rape 2nd Degree
• 20 years in each count for four counts of Sodomy 2nd Degree
• 20 years for one count of Sexual Extortion
• 10 years for one count of Luring a Child Someplace in Order to Perform or to Propose Sexual Acts
• 10 years for one charge of Sexual Abuse 1st Degree
• 10 years in each of six counts of Sexual Abuse 2nd Degree.

Each of these sentences were ordered to run consecutively with one another, meaning Wolfe was sentenced to serve 220 years in the cases.

“We are thankful for the maximum sentences passed down in these cases,” Summerfield said. “This should serve as an example and warning to child predators that sexual crimes against children will not be tolerated within our community. Justice was served thanks to the courage and bravery of the victim and her family, as well as the efforts of law enforcement.”

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Stanna Guice and Brady Burns.