Penticton man pleads guilty to obtaining sexual services from teen

A Penticton man accused of obtaining sexual services from a teen has pled guilty.

On Thursday in the Penticton provincial courthouse, Benjamin Wolfe pled guilty to one count of obtaining sexual services of a person under 18.

Wolfe, who ran for Penticton mayor in the 2008 municipal elections, testified earlier this month at the ongoing trial of a Penticton man who is accused of pimping out his teen stepdaughter and sexually assaulting her.

At the trial, Wolfe admitted he met the teen and her stepfather at the Soupateria and arranged for a weekly date with the teen which he paid $100 for. The dates would take place at his apartment and spanned over an eight-week period until the stepfather was arrested. Wolfe, testified he was told the teen was 18.

Contrary to the teen’s testimony at the start of the stepfather’s trial, in which she said she never engaged in sex with Wolfe, he said they did. Wolfe went into detail during his testimony of a sexual relationship.

The stepfather, whose name is under publication ban to protect the teen, is facing 10 counts and his trial is scheduled to continue on Aug. 1. A pre-sentence report has been ordered for Wolfe, who will next appear in court on Aug. 29 to fix a date for sentencing.


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Penticton students will test science frontiers on a national stage
Murder trial delay extends turmoil for family of slain Penticton woman
WestJet tags a name on regional carrier being courted by Penticton
Security stepped up in B.C. after attacks in Ottawa
Grand reopening for the thrift shop
Andrew Zwicker
Diana Scott running for city council
John York running for Cranbrook mayor
Wigwam purchase by The Nature Trust

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 24 edition online now. Browse the archives.