FBI Cleveland
Public Affairs Officer Susan Licate
October 30, 2018

Arrest Made in Child Pornography Case

The FBI, Cleveland Division – Youngstown Resident Agency, members of the Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force, the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI), and the United States Attorney’s Office – Northern District of Ohio, announce the arrest of David Grunden, 34 years old, of Lisbon, Ohio.

This morning, October 30, 2018, law enforcement executed a federal search warrant at Grunden’s residence in Lisbon, Ohio, pursuant to an approximate nine-month investigation. Gruden is believed to have been engaging in the solitication and enticement of children, as well as, soliciting male adults to have sex with children on film.

Grunden was taken into custody without incident upon conclusion of the executed search warrant. Grunden has been federally charged with solicitation and advertising for child pornography.

Grunden is scheduled to appear in U.S. Magistrate Judge George Limbert’s courtroom today, October 30, 2018, at 4 p.m. for an initial appearance.

A complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Any questions regarding this press release should be directed to SA Vicki Anderson at 216.522.1400 or vdanderson@fbi.gov. This is an ongoing investigation and no further information can be provided at this time.