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Massillon man indicted on one count of enticement

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

A Massillon man was indicted on one count of enticement.

Nathan Benedum II, 53, knowingly attempted to persuade, induce, entice and coerce an individual who he believed to be a 13-year-old girl to engage in illegal sexual activity with him in April 2019, according to the indictment. 

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant's role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum. 

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael A. Sullivan following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Canton Police Department.  

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


Mike Tobin 216.622.3651

Updated April 17, 2023

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