Garrick Bloom is behind bars as Florida law enforcement officials have captured this alleged child rapist.
Bloom was arrested outside a homeless shelter in Florida after fleeing Pennsylvania when a warrant was issued for his arrest. Believe it or not, Bloom is facing 216 counts of aggravated indecent assault of a child, 216 counts of rape of a child, 216 counts of statutory sexual assault,216 counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, and endangering the welfare of a child according to the Democrat.
Garrick Landon Bloom, 47, of Shippenville, Pennsylvania, was taken into custody Thursday morning by U.S. marshals outside a Tallahassee homeless shelter, where he had been staying for a couple of days, The Tallahassee Democrat reported. He remained Friday in the Leon County Jail on a fugitive warrant.
Back home in Clarion County, Bloom is charged with 216 counts of rape of a child, 216 counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, 216 counts of aggravated indecent assault of a child, 216 counts of statutory sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, the Democrat said.
According to a criminal complaint obtained Monday by ExploreClarion.com, Pennsylvania State Police investigators based in Clarion were notified Oct. 25 by county child welfare officials that a young boy reported being sexually assaulted by Bloom. The boy, whose current age was not made public, told investigators he was forced to perform oral sex on Bloom on multiple occasions, the court document said.
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This man is going to be in a world of hurt when this news hits the general population. Hopefully, the young boy involved is given all the help he can get to recover and survive this ordeal. Sometimes we miss out on that part where the young kid will be scared for life because of an adult’s evil decisions.
Bloom is currently being held at Florida’s Leon County Jail but will be extradited to Pennsylvania to face his charges.