A 46-year-old Wooster man is facing federal charges for allegedly using Facebook and a mobile phone in an attempt to lure a boy for sex.
Luther Nash was arrested Thursday after a series of digital exchanges with a Wooster police detective posing as a 13-year-old, court records show.
An FBI task force investigation began in September after a source told Wooster police that Nash sent nude pictures of himself to someone he thought was a 13-year-old boy on Facebook, according to an affidavit filed by Canton Police Officer Bryan J. Allen, who serves on the task force.
On Sept 28, Wooster Detective Gaetano Bremenour created a Facebook account of a fictitious boy, Benjamin Miller, and then sent a friend request to Nash as the boy.
Nash accepted the request about two hours later, the affidavit said, and then sent the boy a message: “Do you have a boyfriend yet Benjamin?”
The online conversation between the detective posing as the boy and Nash quickly unfolded, with Nash disclosing his age and assuring the faux boy that he was not too young.
The next day when Nash thought the boy was at a football game, he sent him a picture of his erect penis and asked to see the boy’s, the affidavit said.
Nash then asked the detective posing as the boy to meet him Sept. 30 at Christmas Run Park for “hot sex,” the affidavit said.
“Do you have a daddy?” Nash asked on Facebook. When the detective responded as the boy, saying his father left him, Nash said he will be his “daddy,” the affidavit said.
At some point, the detective posing as the boy told Nash he was worried sex will hurt, the affidavit said. Nash responded that he would take care of the boy if it hurt, the affidavit said.
On Oct. 5, detectives contacted Nash at his job. Court records do not specify where Nash works.
During an interview with police, Nash confirmed sending photos to the fictitious boy who Bremenour created online and told detectives that he is not attracted to men his own age, the affidavit said.
Nash could not be reached Thursday and no attorney was listed for him in court records.