FBI Cleveland
Special Agent Vicki D. Anderson
(216) 522-1400
October 19, 2018

Three Federal Arrests in Six Days Involving Exploitation of Children

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cleveland Division, Akron Resident Agency and Toledo Resident Agency, announce the arrest of three individuals charged with federal violations involving children.

On Friday, October 12, 2018, Jesse Glass of Vermillion, Ohio, was taken into custody by members of the Northwest Ohio Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force pursuant to a federal search warrant being executed. Glass was charged in federal court on Monday, October 15, 2018, with coercion and enticement. Glass will appear in United States Magistrate Judge Thomas Parker’s courtroom on Monday, October 22, 2018.

On Monday, October 15, 2018, David Greathouse, Jr. of Ravenna, Ohio, was taken into custody pursuant to an executed search warrant by members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Greathouse, Jr. was in possession of numerous videos believed to contain child pornography. Greathouse, Jr. appeared in federal court on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. A detention hearing is scheduled for Monday, October 22, 2018, at 10 a.m. in United States Magistrate Judge Kathleen B. Burke’s courtroom. Greathouse has been charged with receiving and distributing child pornography.

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Scott B. Brandeberry of Oregon, Ohio, was taken into custody pursuant to an executed search warrant by members of the Northwest Ohio Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force, with assistance provided by a member of the Canton FBI Resident Agency’s Crimes Against Children Task Force representing the Canton Police Department. Brandeberry engaged in a series of sexually oriented chats online with what he believed was a 14-year-old female. Brandeberry has been charged with coercion and enticement and sexual exploitation of children. Brandeberry is scheduled for a detention hearing on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, in United States Magistrate Judge James Knepp’s courtroom. If you suspect that a child is being sexually exploited, please call your nearest FBI office or local law enforcement agency immediately.