Man arrested after reported statutory rape

MOORE COUNTY

John David Bloom, 26, 261 Hale Street, was charged by investigators after the Moore County Department of Social Services contacted the Sheriff's Office with a statutory rape report. The victim in the case is a 14 year old child. Sheriff Lane Carter reports the incident occurred in the Southern Pines area of Moore County.

Bloom faces charges of statutory rape, indecent liberties with a child, sexual battery and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. He is in the Moore County Jail on a $100,000 unsecured bond.

Bloom's first court appearance is set for December 1.

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