FBI Cleveland
Public Affairs Officer Susan Licate
April 19, 2021

The Cleveland Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Announces the Arrest of Bradley Willem Beun

The Cleveland Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Northern District of Ohio United States Attorney’s Office, announce the arrest of Bradley Willem Beun, 41 years old, of Uniontown, Ohio.

Mr. Beun is believed to have engaged in an online chat with an FBI employee acting in an undercover capacity on April 15 to 16, 2021. It is alleged that Mr. Beun and the undercover employee discussed Mr. Beun meeting the undercover employee and the employee’s purported eight-year-old daughter at a hotel for sex.

On Friday, April 16, 2021, at approximately 10:40 a.m., Mr. Beun arrived at the prearranged location, an Akron, Ohio hotel. Found inside the vehicle Mr. Beun was driving were items requested during the online chat. Skittles, condoms, and a bottle of Nyquil were observed and seized. Mr. Beun was placed into custody by FBI agents and Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies without incident.

Mr. Beun has been federally charged with coercion or enticement. He will appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan D. Greenberg this afternoon.

The FBI is encouraging anyone that has had contact with Bradley Willem Beun where they may have been “groomed” for possible future sexual purposes, they were inappropriately touched, or they were sexually assaulted by Bradley Beun to please call 1-877-FBI-OHIO. All information will be strictly confidential.

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

For questions regarding this press release, please contact SA Vicki Anderson at 216-522-1400 or at vagregg@fbi.gov.