Police: Man raped girl, lived in her closet for days

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A North Carolina man is accused of hiding out in a 14-year-old girl’s closet for days. During that time, police say he sexually assaulted her.

Deputies say the girl told them the two met online but that he assaulted her once they got to her house.

“I’m uncomfortable in my own home,” the girl said. “I’m scared. I can’t sleep at night.”

The girl’s mother said she found the man inside her daughter’s bedroom. He had been living in it for five days.

Sheriff’s deputies charged Jarred Workman, 27, with 11 counts of statutory rape and five counts of statutory sex offense.

“Just the fact that he would be that brazen, to come up here to meet a girl online and then to try to stay in her residence not knowing what her parents are or what they are about,” Lt. Bill Hamby said.

Deputies say Workman ran out of the home after the mother opened the closet door.

“I was shocked more than anything. I asked him who he was and he said, ‘Jarred Workman and he was 19.’”

But investigators said Workman is actually 27. He left so quickly he forgot his wallet and cell phone.

The girl’s mother wants other parents to know the importance of monitoring their children’s online activity.

“The Internet has just ruined that poor girl,” Hamby said. “She was very taken advantage of.”

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2 comments

  • kirby14

    I have to ask: How is someone in the closet of a home for 5 days and no one knows? Is this a home for the mentally challenged? I can't believe ALL of the stupidity on so many levels in this story and others!

  • Lisa

    The mother said monitor your childs online activity,mom how about monitoring your home a little better,how can a man live in your daughters closet for days?….you would think she would have bumped into his on the way to the bathroom or kitchen……shaking my damn head!!!!


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