A man was arrested after allegedly hiding in the bedroom closet of a Florida teenager for more than a month before being caught.
Johnathan Rossmoine is accused of hiding from the teen’s parents at their home in Spring Hill, Florida, for weeks while he sexually assaulted their 15-year-old daughter.
Rossmoine, 36, admitted that he had travelled multiple times from his home in Louisiana to have sex with the teenager, say police.
Hernando County officials say that on this last trip Rossmoine spent five weeks at the home, arriving there on August 19, before he was caught.
He was finally discovered by the family when they reportedly heard nosies coming from the bedroom.
“He and the young lady came up with the idea that he could just stay in her room if he hid in the closet whenever the parents came in,” Hernando County Sheriff’s Office detective Tom Cameron told FOX 13.
“They kept the bedroom door closed and locked.
“Whenever someone came to the door it gave them an opportunity to run and hide in the closet and open up the door to where maybe she was changing or something.”
Rossmoine also allegedly told officers he had sex with the teenager in his van which was parked near her home.
Police say Rossmoine met his victim two years ago on a messaging app.
He was charged with four counts of lewd and lascivious behaviour, obscene behaviour and travelling to meet a child for sexual purposes.