Wooster Man Arrested By FBI For Enticing Teen Boys Online

  • 11/9/2018 2:45:24 PM
  • WMFD Digital Team
  • Local News

WOOSTER, OH - The Cleveland Division of the FBI - Canton Resident Agency, the Wooster Police Department, Canton Police Department and United States Attorney's Office - Northern District of Ohio announced the arrest of a Wooster man who was enticing teen boys online. 

The Wooster Police Department was notified that Luther Nash, 46-Years-Old of Wooster, Ohio created a fake Facebook Profile identifying as a 13-year-old boy. 

According to the complaint received by the department, Nash sent nude images of himself to what he believed to be a 13-year-old boy. 

On September 28th, 2018, law enforcement created an undercover Facebook account using a persona of a 13-year-old boy. A Facebook friend request was sent to Nash. 

Within two hours, Nash accepted the friend request and asked if the 13-year-old had a boyfriend. According to a press release, the initial online conversation with the persona of the 13-year-old boy resulted in Nash providing a nude photo of himself and asking "Can I be your daddy". 

Additionally, the complaint said the Nash discussed meeting the "13-year-old" at a part to engage in sexual activity. 

On October 5th, 2018, Nash was contacted and placed into custody at his employment by Wooster Police Detectives. Nash later admitted to sending nude photos to someone he believed to be 13-years-old. 

Nash was transferred from local custody to federal custody on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 without incident. Nash remains in federal custody. 

Law enforcement is asking the public if anyone had interaction with Luther Nash online to please contact the FBI at 330-456-6200. It is believed that Nash may have had other interaction attempting to persuade, induce and/or entire young boys online. 

The case is being worked by the FBI Canton Resident Agency's Child Exploitation Task Force which is comprised of Canton Police Department, Mansfield Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, and the FBI. 

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