Brookfield suicide victim was suspect in local sex assault

Nov. 18, 2010

The man who committed suicide after a traffic stop in Brookfield was wanted by Greenfield police in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a child.

A victim told police of repeated acts of sexual assault on her over a period of 10 years. As a result, police issued a temporary felony arrest warrant for Brian C. Beardsley, 38, of West Allis.

When Brookfield authorities pulled Beardsley's truck over Nov. 12 in the 19400 block of Bluemound Road, Beardsley hen took his own life.

Greenfield police are not releasing any more information to protect the identity of the victim.

For more on the incident in Brookfield, see NOW reporter Aaron Martin's story on

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