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Man hides in teen’s closet for five days and rapes her at night after meeting online

By Mason White 12:22 PM May 21, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A mother was horrified when she opened her daughter’s closest to find a man living there.

27-year-old Jarred Workman of North Carolina, has been arrested after police said that he spent five days hiding in the closet of the young girl and sexually assaulted her at night.

Workman of Iredell County, turned himself into police, and was charged with 11 counts of statutory rape and five counts of statutory sex offense against a 14-year-old girl.
Authorities said that Workman spoke with the teenager on a social media site for about a month before deciding to meet in the woods near the girl’s house.

The teen invited Workman to stay at her parents’ home, without them knowing about it. The suspect managed to stay at the home for five days, and had sex with teen at night while the parents slept.

When the mother opened the closet and found Workman inside he ran out of the house. Officers were able to identify the man after he left his phone and wallet in the closet.