Texas man arrested after sexually abusing children for more than three decades, cops say

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Jun. 24 2021, Published 8:25 p.m. ET

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Texas police have arrested a man suspected of sexually abusing and trafficking children in cases that span over three decades.

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Aaron Von Blackwolf, 46, is the suspect in two dozen child sex abuse cases nationwide, according to FOX 4.

Five of these cases are in Irving, Texas. Police say they have also located victims in Virginia and Washington state, according to FOX 4.

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Blackwolf was arrested on June 10 after one of the alleged victims came forward, FOX 4 reported.

Police say Blackwolf’s crimes go back to 1986, when he was just 12 years old.

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Police held a news conference on June 23 to alert the public there are likely more victims who are reluctant to speak up.

"Once we start speaking to some of these victims and serving those search warrants, you open this door. And it opens another door and opens another door, and it continues down that process," said Irving Police Officer Robert Reeves during the press conference. 

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"And so I commend our investigators for not just stopping at the one victim and continuing their investigative process and to opening those doors and trying to identify and get justice for any victim that is out there."

Blackwolf was also known as “Wolf,” or the alias Jimmy Robert “Bobby” Kelly III.

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Cops say Blackwolf was in possession of child pornography, which may have been used to groom his victims, according to FOX 4.

"Some goods or services were being exchanged for the behavior," Reeves said. "Some of that might be including making someone feel that they're getting a reward for performing this act."

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Police would not go into details about how Blackwolf met his victims, except saying it was through personal and professional interaction, FOX 4 reported.

Police also say he traveled for work but would not say what his job was located.

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"Some of his different professions made him be placed around children," Reeves told FOX 4.

Blackwolf’s most recent publicly listed address is a P.O. box outside of Dallas, Texas. He was living in Coppell, Texas at the time of his arrest.

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Blackwolf has been charged with multiple counts of continuous sexual abuse of young children and continuous trafficking of persons, with pending charges still being filed, including possession of child pornography.

Police say more charges are likely, and his bond has been set at $225,000.

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Police hope more victims will come forward. Anyone who was a victim of Blackwolf should contact Detective King at (972) 721-2548 or email kking@cityofirving.org.

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