Man Indicted On Attempted Child Enticement Charge

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SCRANTON, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Mason Morey, age 26, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on a charge of attempted online enticement.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the indictment alleges that between November 28, 2022, and December 8, 2022, in Luzerne County, Morey used the internet to attempt to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Assistant U.S. Attorney Jenny P. Roberts is prosecuting the case.

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is lifetime imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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