The rescued toddler who was left naked in the woods near Bend, Oregon is reportedly doing well. Bradley Michael Thomas is the child of Brandon Blouin and Katelin Thomas. The three were allegedly living in a Ford SUV in the woods.
Brandon Blouin, 25, was reportedly abusive to Katelin Thomas, his 18-year-old partner, who claims that he raped her, and injured their one-year-old baby. She took to Facebook to defend her actions, and explain her side of the story.
Where Does Brandon Blouin Live?
Brandon Michael Blouin was born on June 26, 1992 and was raised in Belpre, Ohio. The 25-year-old was Katelin Thomas’ ex-boyfriend, and is believed to have forced her to go with him to Oregon. In an interview with the Central Oregon Daily News, Thomas’ mother, Melissa Jordan spoke out about her daughter’s relationship.
She said that Blouin made Thomas so scared of him, that she did whatever he asked.
Jordan said that the family moved homes, changed phone numbers, and tried to stay under the radar as much as possible, but Blouin still made his way into their lives.
On May 10, 2018, Blouin left the Bend, Oregon woods early in the morning to a nearby home. He asked the residents to call police, saying that he lost his child. He told police that the baby’s mother left the child in his care, and did not return.
Blouin told authorities that he was searching for her while with the baby. He then set the baby down on the ground, naked, and continued looking for the mother.
Officials later revealed that they believe Blouin was under the influence of drugs at the time.
Melissa Jordan Reveals More about the Child’s Parents
Thomas’ mother, Melissa Jordan, and sister, Lindsie Thomas, live in West Virginia. Jordan is one-year-old Bradley Thomas’ legal guardian.
Thomas and Blouin had a tumultuous relationship, and the 18-year-old allegedly planned on leaving her 25-year-old boyfriend.
Blouin allegedly threatened Thomas and her mother. Jordan also believes that Thomas left with Blouin to Oregon this past February to protect her family. She believes that Bradley just happened to be with them at the time.
Thomas Was Possibly Held against Her Will
Jordan forgives her daughter for doing what she did, believing Thomas to be Blouin’s victim.
While in the woods, Blouin, who was believed to be under the influence of methamphetamine, reportedly raped Thomas, beat her, and threaten to injure Bradley. On Facebook, Thomas accused Blouin of denying her food or water.
She added that, the day Bradley went missing, she was forced to run away from Blouin, who she claims threatened to harm the baby.
Brandon Blouin’s Criminal Background
When Bradley was taken to the hospital, he was found with injuries that were possibly inflicted before his abandonment in the woods.
Blouin was arrested on May 10, 2018, and booked on May 12, 2018 with charges of child neglect, custodial interference, endangering welfare of a minor, and third-degree assault.
Bradley is safe and sound with the Department of Human Services. Katelin Thomas was also taken to the hospital with a collapsed lungs and broken ribs, which were reportedly done at the hands of Brandon Blouin.