POCAHONTAS, Ark. – Henry Boyce, Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney, announced today that Jason Charles Bloomfield, 35, of Maynard pled guilty to one count of Attempted Rape in Randolph County case. Bloomfield was sentenced to 30 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction by Circuit Judge Harold Erwin.
Bloomfield was initially charged with Sexual Indecency with a Child, a Class D Felony, punishable by up to 6 years in prison. After reviewing the facts of the case Boyce upgraded the charges to Attempted Rape, a Class A Felony, punishable by 6 – 30 years in prison.
Bloomfield’s 30 year sentence today is the maximum punishment under the law.
The charges in this case stem from an incident which occurred in Pocahontas on September 29, 2015 when Bloomfield approached a twelve-year-old victim in a residential section of Pocahontas and offered her money for sex. After the victim gave Pocahontas police his description including his license plate he was quickly apprehended. The minor child’s parents have consented to the terms of this plea agreement and sentence.
Prior to the current case concluded today Bloomfield had been classified as a level 4 sex offender based on an evaluation done after he was previously convicted and sentenced to the Arkansas Department of Correction in 2005 for Sexual Indecency with a Child, a class D felony. Level 4 is the most severe classification a sex offender can receive.
“We were aware this man was living in Randolph County based on a notice we received after he was released the first time,” Boyce said. “Law enforcement, the media and the public were all made aware of his presence. Fortunately, the victim in this case was never physically touched by Bloomfield. Today’s sentence should keep him locked up for a long time.”