A former California police sergeant has been charged with more than a dozen crimes, including multiple sexual assault allegations, officials said Thursday.
Nicholas Bloed, formerly of the Stockton Police Department, was taken into custody Wednesday without incident by the U.S. Marshals Service, the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
Bloed worked with the police department from 2008 “until his recent termination,” the statement said.
The district attorney’s office charged Bloed with committing “multiple” crimes while on duty.
In a criminal complaint, Bloed was charged with assault with intent to commit mayhem, rape, buggery, or oral copulation; two counts of forced oral copulation; and sodomy by force.
Bloed was also charged with five counts of assault by a public officer; three counts of seeking bribes; one count of restitution for prostitution; and two counts of unauthorized use of computer services, according to the complaint.
The crimes allegedly took place between 2019 and earlier this year, according to the complaint.
The complaint does not identify the alleged victims.
The Stockton Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday evening. In a statement to NBC affiliate KCRA of Sacramento, the department said Bloed no longer works for the department and declined to comment further.
In a statement, Allen Sawyer, an attorney for Bloed, asked the district attorney’s office to release grand jury transcripts in the case, saying the proceedings were a “one-sided star chamber,” where witnesses could not. be cross-examined. .
“Based on a review of our examination of electronic communications between the Jane Does in this case and other evidence reviewed, all sexual interactions were both consensual and often initiated by the Jane Does themselves,” said Sawyer said in the statement.
In a separate statement, the Stockton Police Officers Association said the charges, if proven, “are heinous and reprehensible. These charges in no way reflect the high standards and values of this association and the law enforcement profession.