BREAKING: Former Coles County Assistant State’s Attorney turns self in for 32 felony charges


Brady Allen

According to the Illinois General Attorney’s office, former Coles County assistant state’s attorney Brady Allen was arrested after turning himself in at the Coles County Sheriff’s Office Thursday after a warrant was put out for his arrest.

Madelyn Kidd, Editor-in-Chief

Former Coles County Assistant State’s Attorney Brady Allen, 33, was arrested on 32 felony charges for misconduct and bribery from interactions with three Coles County women between the ages 18 to 35.

Allen turned himself into the Coles County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Allen was an Assistant State’s Attorney from December 2018 until August 2020 when he resigned.

The 32 felony charges Allen faces are: 

  • Nine counts of bribery, a Class 2 Felony
  • One count of witness harassment, a Class 2 Felony
  • 21 counts of official misconduct, a Class 3 Felony
  • One count of witness intimidation, a Class 3 Felony

If convicted, Allen could face up to seven years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines, according to the Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul.

Allen began interactions with female defendants over text, email, phone and social media that were sexual in nature while an assistant state’s general, according to the attorney general’s office.

In these interactions, the attorney general’s office said, Allen solicited sexual contact, photos and videos with female defendants with the understanding their pending criminal cases would receive preferential treatment.

Allen was assigned to another courtroom; however, Raoul said Allen continued to solicit sexual contact, photos and videos while telling women he had influence over his colleagues in the Coles County State’s Attorney’s office.

When Allen’s alleged behavior was discovered, Allen allegedly offered to pay for one female defendant’s fines and court costs if she could convince another female defendant to not pursue claims against Allen, according to Raoul.

 Allen, who resides in Missouri, resigned in August 2020.

The case was investigated by the Illinois State Police’s Division of Criminal Investigation.

Deputy Bureau Chief Jonas Harger and Assistant Attorney General Mara Somlo are handling the case for Raoul’s Public Integrity Bureau.


Madelyn Kidd can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].