IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — Deputies have arrested a man they say sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl he met online.
According to WSOC, the girl’s mother found Jarred Workman, 27, of Albemarle, hiding in her daughter’s bedroom closet Friday.
Police said the man had moved into the closet and was living there from April 27 through May 2.
The parents said they had no idea.
The daughter told police she met Workman online and arranged to meet with him, but she said he sexually assaulted her once they got to her house.
It was reported that Workman and the girl developed an online relationship three weeks before meeting in person.
Deputies said Workman ran out of the home after the mother opened up the closet door, and left so quickly he forgot his wallet and cellphone.
Workman is charged with 11 counts of statutory rape and five counts of statutory sex offense.