A Morgan Hill gym owner accused of sexually assaulting five females was released from custody on $100,000 bail following his April 11 arrest, according to authorities.
David Wolfsmith faces 10 charges and up to 40 years in prison if convicted on all counts, according to Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Tim McInerny. Wolfsmith, the 49-year-old owner of Wolfpak Training Center in downtown Morgan Hill, is charged with eight felony counts of sexual battery by fraud, one felony count of lewd and lascivious act on a child younger than 14 and a misdemeanor count of annoying or molesting a child.
His first court date has not yet been scheduled, McInerny said.
Morgan Hill police arrested Wolfsmith at Wolfpak Training Center, 17300 Monterey Rd., after a lengthy investigation, according to Morgan Hill Police Sgt. Carson Thomas.
“The initial victim came forward in February to report she was assaulted by Wolfsmith,” Thomas said in an email to the Times. Since then, police have identified a total of five alleged victims, including two minors.
He was arrested about 4:15 p.m. April 11, according to police.
Wolfsmith and his wife Julie Wolfsmith are the listed business owners of Wolfpak Training Center, according to Morgan Hill Accounting Assistant Angela Rivera. Julie Wolfsmith is also the owner of Dezign Salon, located downstairs from Wolfpak in the same building.
A sign outside the front door leading upstairs to the Wolfpak center displays only the business’ logo which includes the name “Wolfpak” and no additional description of the facility.
There is also a construction firm upstairs in the same building, but that company is not owned by or licensed to the Wolfsmiths.
The website wolfpak.biz identifies Wolfsmith as the former head coach of Morgan Hill’s Ann Sobrato High School cross country team as well as track coach, personal trainer, triathlete and “coach extraordinaire.”
The Wolfpak “is an organization promoting better health and fitness through the sports of Running and Triathlon,” the website says. Members are ages 12 to 60-plus. Members train not only at the downtown gym, but also at local high schools, lakes and in the ocean.
“We offer camaraderie with an emphasis on doing our VERY best,” the website continues. “We have a very close knit group who supports and helps each other as needs arise.”
Wolfpak members also compete in area triathlons, according to the website. The team is run by David and Julie Wolfsmith.
The MHPD investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident, or who thinks they might be a victim, can call MHPD Det. Pevehouse at (669) 243-4914.