Community Forum on Police Reform Sep 15, 2020

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.
 
 
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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