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May 14, 2021

UPDATE

In June of 2020 Princeton Bloome was arrested for multiple charges of 288(A)PC-Lewd Acts with a Minor. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office charged Bloome with nine counts of Lewd Acts with a Minor and one count of Criminal Threats. Bloome was sentenced to a total of five years in state prison.

Two victims have recently come forward as a result of the previous press release;

On May 03, 2021, an additional victim was discovered. The crime occurred in 2016. During that time Bloome associated with a group of teenagers that included the victim while at an outdoor shopping center located in Los Angeles. Bloome battered the victim for unknown reasons while at the shopping center. The victim's friends intervened, and no further harm came to the victim.

On May 5, 2021, the Los Angeles Police Department's, North Hollywood Sexual Assault unit discovered two additional victims as far south as the San Clemente Area. In 2020, Bloome reached out to them through Social Media. Bloome threatened one victim and her family with violence. He attempted to lure the other victim to the Santa Barbara area. Both victims fortunately did not meet with Bloome.

Due to the new discoveries and the distance of two of the victims from the Los Angeles area, it is the belief of the Los Angeles Police Department that there are still victims who have not come forward. The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for any further victims associated with Bloome to please contact LAPD North Hollywood Sexual Assault Detectives at (818)754-8435 and/or (818)754-8436.



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Detectives Seeking Additional Victims of Crime Against Child Sexual Assault Suspect

North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department is asking the assistance of the public in an attempt to locate any additional victims of a sexual assault suspect, 22-year-old Princeton Bloome.

Bloome would seek out minor children online and pose as a 17-year-old. He used false identities and fabricated stories about his lifestyle. After forming an online relationship with victims, he would meet them in person and sexually assault them.

Bloome was responsible for the sexual assault of a 13-year-old in 2018 in Topanga Area.. After meeting the victim online, he lured the victim to a location where the sexual assault occurred. Bloome met with the victim several times during a one-month period. During that month, Bloome used threats of harm to the victim and the victim's family to continue seeing the victim.

During January 2020, Bloome sexually assaulted a 13-year-old victim in North Hollywood Area. Bloome also threatened harm to this victim and this victim's family.


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In May 2020, Bloome had a similar incident in West Los Angeles Area where he met a 16-year-old online. Bloome met with and sexually assaulted the victim.

Bloome was taken into custody by the LAPD on June 25, 2020 related to the West Los Angeles and Topanga incidents. Charges were later filed for the North Hollywood incident. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has filed several felony counts against Bloome for crimes against children.

Detectives are asking the assistance of the community in identifying any additional victims and are asking any victims to please come forward.

If you believe you were a victim, or if you have additional information, you are urged to contact LAPD North Hollywood Sexual Assault Detective Perez or Officer Rico at (818) 754-8435 and (818)754-8436. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P-3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.



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