SCRANTON, Pa. (WHTM) – A 26-year-old Lebanon man was indicted by a grand jury after allegedly attempting to entice a child, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

The indictment alleges that Mason Morey used the internet to entice a minor to engage in sex acts at some point between Nov. 28, 2022, and Dec. 8, 2022, in Luzerne County.

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The investigation was part of Project Safe Childhood, an initiative that aims to combat the sexual exploitation of children.

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The maximum penalty for attempted enticement of children is life in prison, a term of supervised release after imprisonment, and a fine.

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