Massillon man sentenced to a decade in prison for enticement and child pornography crimes

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A Massillon man was sentenced to more than a decade in prison for enticement and distribution of child pornography, said Acting U.S. Attorney David A. Sierleja and FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen D. Anthony.

Richard Snyder, 72, was sentenced to 121 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Benita Pearson.

Snyder knowingly used a computer and the Internet, to attempt to persuade, induce, entice and coerce a 13-year-old girl to engage in illegal sexual activity with him. This took place from May 26 through August 17, 2016, according to court documents.

Snyder also knowingly distributed and attempted to distribute child pornography via a computer in July 2016, according to court documents.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael A. Sullivan. The case was investigated by the Canton Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Vermont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Jackson Township Police Department and the Canton Police Department.

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