WHAT?! Man assaults girl, hides in closet for days until mom finds him

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A North Carolina man is accused of hiding out in a 14-year-old girl’s closet for days as he sexually assaulted her.

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

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

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

Sheriff’s deputies charged 27-year-old Jarred Workman with 11 counts 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.”

Deputies say Workman ran out of the home after the mother opened up 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 say Workman, who is actually 27, 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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