Skip to main content
Press Release

Beebe Man Sentenced to 35 Years in Federal Prison For Production of Child Pornography, Transfer of Obscene Material to a Minor, and Attempted Sex Trafficking of A Minor

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Arkansas
Ms. Paulette Chappelle, Public Information Officer

      LITTLE ROCK—Zachary Bradley will spend 35 years in federal prison for production of child pornography, transfer of obscene materials to a minor, and attempted sex trafficking of a minor. Jonathan D. Ross, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, announced the sentence, which was handed down on Thursday, June 20, 2024, by Chief United States District Judge Kristine G. Baker.

      On approximately October 6, 2021, the minor victim’s stepfather made a report to the Beebe Police Department that the minor victim was raped by Bradley. An investigation revealed that Bradley provided the minor victim with marijuana and alcohol and that he passed out. Once the minor victim woke up, Bradley was performing sexual acts on him. Bradley told the minor victim that if he would continue to engage in sex acts with him, he would give him an allowance.

      The investigation further revealed that Bradley had multiple videos on his phone that contained child pornography of another minor, believed to be approximately 13 years old. Another video located on Bradley’s phone was a FaceTime conversation between Bradley and the minor. The video depicted a display of the minor’s genitals to Bradley during the conversation. An additional video from a FaceTime conversation depicted Bradley with his shorts pulled down to reveal his genitals to the minor.

      On December 8, 2021, Bradley, 33, of Beebe, was indicted by a federal grand jury on seven counts: Counts One, Two, Four, Five, and Six: production of child pornography, Count Three: transfer of obscene material to a minor, and Count Seven: attempted sex trafficking of a minor. On July 27, 2023, Bradley, pleaded guilty to all seven counts in the Indictment.

      The maximum penalty Bradley faced on Counts One, Two, Four, Five, and Six was not less than 15 years and not more than 30 years in prison. The maximum penalty Bradley faced on Count Three was not more than 10 years in prison. For Count Seven, Bradley faced a maximum penalty of not less than 10 years to life in prison.

      Chief Judge Baker also sentenced Bradley to a lifetime of supervised release. Bradley faced a maximum of supervised release of five years to life and a fine of $250,000.  There is no parole in the federal system.

      The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Beebe Police Department and Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kristin Bryant.

# # #

Additional information about the office of the

United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, is available online at

X (formerly known as Twitter):


Updated June 21, 2024

Project Safe Childhood