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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wooster man indicted for attempting to induce what he believed was a 13-year-old boy to have sex with him

A Wooster man was indicted in federal court for attempting to induce what he believed was a 13-year-old boy to have sex with him.

Luther R. Nash, 47, was indicted on one count of coercion and enticement.

Nash used a cell phone to attempt to persuade, induce, entice and coerce an individual who had not attained the age of 18 years, that is, a 13 year-old boy, to engage in illegal sexual activity with him. This took place in September and October, 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, the Wooster Police Department 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.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated December 5, 2018