The FBI has arrested 46-year-old Luther Nash of Wooster for allegedly using Facebook to lure a 13-year-old boy for sex.
Turns out, that boy was a Wooster Police detective who had created a fake online profile and sent Nash a friend request back in September. Since then, Nash had sent inappropriate photos and even arranged to meet the fictitious teen.
Now the FBI is asking the public for more information, specifically whether or not anyone else has had contact with Nash online.
See the full press release from the Cleveland Division of the FBI below:
Canton Resident Agency, the Wooster Police Department, Canton Police Department and United States Attorney’s Office – Northern District of Ohio, announce the arrest of Luther Nash, 46 years old, of Wooster, Ohio.
On September 24, 2018, Wooster Police Department was notified from an anonymous source that he/she had created a fake Facebook Profile identifying as a 13 year old boy. According to the complaint, Nash sent nude images of himself to what he believed to be a 13 year old boy.
On September 28, 2018, an undercover Facebook account using a persona of a 13 year old boy was created by law enforcement. A friend request was sent to Luther Nash. Within two hours Nash accepted the friend request and asked if the 13 year old had a boyfriend. 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”.
According to the complaint, Nash discussed meeting the “13 year old” at a park to engage in sexual activity. The online interaction included the 13 year old boy persona stating, “I wish I was older than 13 years old…”, Nash responded, “Stay a kid and my Babyboy”.
On October 5, 2018, Nash was contacted and placed into custody at his employment by Wooster Police Detectives. Nash 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 8, 2018 without incident. Nash remains in federal custody and will appear in US Magistrate Judge Kathleen Burke’s court room for a detention hearing on Friday, November 16, 2018.
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 entice young boys online.