Randolph Co. man charged with attempted rape

Bloomfield Arrest

MAYNARD, AR (KAIT) - A Region 8 man now faces charges of attempted rape in connection to his arrest back in September 2015.

According to Third Judicial District Prosecutor Henry Boyce, Jason Charles Bloomfield, 35, of Maynard has been charged with attempted rape.

Bloomfield was initially charged with one count of sexual indecency with a child.

Boyce said the charges have been upgraded after he personally reviewed the case file and conducted interviews with the victim.

Bloomfield, a level 4 sex offender, was released from prison and moved to Randolph County in July 2013.

At the time of his release, Boyce issued a warning to residents and law enforcement about Bloomfield.

Two months later, Pocahontas police arrested Bloomfield for his contact with a girl.

"When this man was initially arrested last Fall I was not aware of the extent of his actions," Boyce said in a statement. "In the course of preparing for trial I personally reviewed the case and interviewed the victim and decided that, in light of his previous history, more serious charges were justified. It has only been two and a half years since this man was released from prison for the exact same type of conduct."

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