Man Locked Up On Rape, Human Trafficking, Extortion And Prostitution Charges

STROUDSBURG -- A man who has been on the run from authorities is now behind bars in Monroe County.

John Golom, of Florida, is now locked up in the Monroe County Prison after eluding authorities for months.

He faces charges including rape, promoting prostitution, human trafficking and extortion.

Investigators have been looking for Golom since October, but they were first tipped off about him last April.

“One of the “johns” came forward saying that this person who went by the name Bobby Lupo was extorting him for money and then the investigation fell flat when we were unable to identify him,” said the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office Detective Kim Lippincott.

In October, detectives learned that Bobby Lupo was Golom.

They say they tracked down one of his prostitutes at a hotel in Tannersville through a sex ad on http://www.backpage.com.

Investigators say Golom fled Pennsylvania with another prostitute but was caught in New York where detectives in Monroe County picked up him.

The two women face charges for prostitution, but investigators say they are victims, too.

Detectives say Golom got the women to trust him, then exploited them, making them first work at strip clubs, then as prostitutes

And they say he never let them keep the hundreds of dollars a day that they earned.

“When we encounter these women, we, unfortunately, are arresting them for prostitution and it's hard to get them to talk to us and get them to tell us their story,” said Det. Lippincott. “It takes a great deal of trust and for them to actually finally come forward.”

Carol Andersen is the director of Bloom Creative Studio in Bangor.

She also runs a free 8-bed shelter for abused women, including those who have been trafficked.

Not only does she offer them a home, but a paying job here at her art studio.

“How do you come out of prison and really start rebuilding your life and reconnecting with your family?” said Anderson. “So that is what Bloom offers, it`s a lot of hard work, it`s a lot of accountability but we partner with a local recovery services program right here in Bangor.”

Investigators believe there are more of Golom's prostitutes out there and believe there are more clients of the women who were extorted.

They are encouraging those victims to contact the Monroe County DA's Detective Unit.

25 comments

  • Andre

    BUILD THAT WALL. I’M SICK OF SEEING THEM DANG ILLEGAL IMMUHGRANTS. IF WE HAD A WALL THERE WOULD BE NO CRIME HERE!!

  • Jayboneski

    Surprised Tom Wolf hasn’t suggested legalizing prostitution as a way to close the ginormous hole in Pa’s budget! Maybe he could expand the state-store system to include “dope and broads”. Think of the revenue Tom? State employees could be getting some fat bonuses. Plus you could really double the size of government, maybe even go full communist with all the cash.

    And…there wouldn’t be any room for drug gangs or pimps and pushers, with the state dominating the market-space.

  • ANONYMOUS

    I see all these ppl getting charged with all this but there is one man I haven’t seen charged yet on the news that was involved in a case for child distribution and there was no news coverage kinda sad and pisses me off

  • WET PORK FARTS

    I’m sure these woMEN didn’t mind a bit when they were collecting that cash, not sexual assault until the cash/gifts stop!

    • Dick Kickum

      Are you retarded? Most women who are involved in prostitution are NOT working their way through law school. They were molested as children, are drug addicts, suffering from mental illnesses, and so thoroughly abused that they won’t give the time of day without permission. Retard.

      • Lloyd Schmucatelli

        Stop watching dateline and 60 minutes.

        Most hookers are sober church going moral citizens just trying to make a fair wage.

  • Lloyd Schmucatelli

    Just legalize prostitution already!!

    Weeds legal, gays can marry. Trannies running amok! Gender insanity.

    What’s wrong with spending $50 for some smoosh?

    Jeez.

    • Lloyd Schmucatelli

      Oh and 50% of the voting populace thought Hillary was a viable option.

      Yeah.

      In this “anything goes” country, its way past time to legalize something like this.

      • Jayboneski

        Today, a “progressive” agenda, so-called. There was a people that chose this path in history. They were called the Sodomites. Geologically they ended up as somewhere between basaltic rock and glass.

        America’s fall is no more evident than in watching old black and white television. Here, a woman showing cleavage was risqué. Our morals are on a slow-burn as we tolerate so much stench, sickness and disease that comes from Hollywood, cleverly disguised as “entertainment.”

      • Lloyd Schmucatelli

        Jayboneski, you’re absolutely right. But what can YOU do to stop it?

        Pull up a chair and enjoy the show. You can have some of my popcorn.

      • Ronald Alexander

        WHERE’S MY WALL? HE SAID HE WAS GONNA START BUILDING IT DAY 1! I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE MEXICO PAY FOR IT. THEY’RE GONNA BUILD IT THEN PAY FOR IT !HECK YA! SCREW EVERY ONE BUT US WHITEIES.

    • mopar driver

      LLoyd Loser – If you don;t know whats wrong with any of it , Then of course you don’t know whats wrong with prostitution , Did you fail to read and comprehend the article and the scale of this crime category ? Obama illegally Oked pot and gay marriage – doesn’t make it right .

    • Dick Kickum

      Actually, I can understand this view because prostitution is the oldest profession. I don’t agree that people should pay for sex, but licensed bordello’s would be a LOT safer for both clients and service providers. And, there are some people who are very, very wealthy that do not want to cultivate a “committed” relationship in order to have sex. So, yeah……don’t like it, but I can see the sense in it.

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