Florida – A Clarion County man wanted on hundreds of child rape charges has been arrested in Florida.

46-year-old Garrick Bloom of Shippenville was apprehended by US Marshals around 11 a.m. Thursday in Tallahassee, Florida. He had been in a homeless shelter there.

Bloom is accused of “grooming” a young boy since he was 5 years old and repeatedly sexually assaulting him for several years. The assaults were reported to in October of 2018.

Bloom faces 865 charges related to the sexual assault of that boy, including 216 felony charges each for rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, and aggravated indecent assault of a child.

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Garrick Bloom