UPDATE: DuBois Man Allegedly Rapes Girl; Jailed on $75k Bail

handcuff-300x225SNYDER TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A DuBois man is facing 25 charges for allegedly raping a girl in Brockway, Snyder Township, Jefferson County.

According to court documents, DuBois-based State Police filed criminal charges against 37-year-old Douglas Edward Bloom, Jr., of DuBois.

According to a criminal complaint, Trooper Strishock, of PSP DuBois, interviewed a witness around 9:10 p.m. on June 12. The witness stated that Douglas Edward Bloom, Jr. “told him that he saw (the victim) naked and ‘they did it.'” (The witness) told Bloom that he was going to tell (the victim’s) mother. He then “got up to leave, and Bloom grabbed him and said he was going to punch him. He got away and got as far as the mud room when Bloom blocked the door.” The witness and Bloom argued again, and Bloom allegedly repeated to the witness that he had sex with the victim. A known woman who was standing on the back porch of the house overheard the conversation.

Around 9:30 p.m. on June 12, Trooper Strishock interviewed (the known woman) who said she could hear the arguing and squatted down so Bloom could not see her. She said that she overheard Bloom telling (a known man) that he had sex with (the victim), the complaint states.

Around 9:45 p.m. on June 12, Trooper Strishock entered the master bedroom of the residence where the incident occurred. She observed several used baby wipes in the trash can which were confiscated and placed into evidence, the complaint indicates.

Around 5:00 p.m. on June 14, Bloom was interviewed at PSP DuBois. He was read his Miranda Warnings and agreed to speak to Trooper Strishock without an attorney. “At first, Bloom denied having any type of sexual contact with (the victim). When advised there was physical evidence, he admitted to having anal sex with (the victim) approximate five times over the past couple of months, the complaint continues.

Bloom allegedly stated he knew the victim was only 12 years old, according to the complaint.

Based on her investigation, Trooper Strishock filed a criminal complaint against Bloom in Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana’s office.

Bloom was arraigned on 7:15 p.m. on June 14 in front of Judge Inzana on the following charges:

  • Rape of Child, Felony 1 (five counts)
  • Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse of a Person Less Than 16 Years Age, Felony 1 (five counts)
  • Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child, Felony 1 (five counts)
  • Corruption Of Minors – Defendant Age 18 or Above, Felony 3 (five counts)
  • Indecent Assault of a Person Less than 13 Years of Age, Misdemeanor 1 (five counts)

Unable to post $75,000.00 monetary bail, Bloom was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on August 30 with Judge Inzana presiding.

Editor’s Note: Explicit details and incidents were not included due to the sexual nature of the alleged crime.

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