Naval recruiter in Janesville arrested, accused of child sexual assault

A naval recruiter who went to multiple Janesville high schools to encourage students to enlist is accused of multiple child sex crimes.
Published: Nov. 29, 2022 at 9:24 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 29, 2022 at 6:30 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A naval recruiter who went to multiple Janesville high schools to encourage students to enlist is accused of multiple child sex crimes.

According to the Janesville Police Dept., Bryan Bradley-Hubbard was arrested Monday. The 25 year old worked out of the Janesville Naval Recruitment Office, in the 2900 block of Deerfield Dr., when he began visiting the high schools in fall of last year. JPD noted his job had him going to high schools around Rock County and the surrounding areas.

“The probable cause is that he used his authority to gain access to the kids to commit the child enticement crimes,” Janesville Detective Dan Schoonover said. “Without that position, he wouldn’t have access [to] them.”

Multiple girls have told officers about his alleged inappropriate behavior while at the schools. The police department said in some cases, he would have conversations with the girls through Snapchat.

“They were everything from relationship building-type conversations to sexual requests,” Schoonover said.

In all of these alleged interactions, the suspect would tell the victims he was 18 years old, seven years younger than his true age. Police accuse him of having unwanted sexual contact with at least two of the girls and attempting it with one more. He was booked on four counts of child enticement and three counts of sexual assault of a child.

The Janesville recruitment office confirmed the suspect is no longer recruiting for them and has not been since the office was made aware of the allegations nearly two weeks ago.

According to the Navy Recruiting Command, Bradley-Hubbard’s government-issued cell phone and computer have been confiscated to block him from any potential communication with students. He was ranked a Petty Officer after being enlisted in 2016 and has been a regional recruiter since April 2021.

“There is zero tolerance for the behavior that has been alleged,” Commander Dave Benham with the Navy Recruiting Command said.

JPD added the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigation Service is conducting its own investigation and the two agencies are sharing their findings. Their investigations are still ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the Janesville Police Department at 608-755-3100 or Janesville Area Crime Stoppers at 608-756-3636.

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