A Louisiana person who hid in a 15-calendar year-old girl’s bedroom for various weeks has been sentenced to 15 decades in prison Wednesday after pleading responsible to having sexual relations with the minimal, according to a assertion issued by the neighborhood county sheriff’s office environment.
Jonathan Rossmoine, 36, was arrested by officers from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office on September 27, 2020, after the dad and mom of the unnamed teen known as the authorities to report obtaining an adult man hiding in their child’s bedroom.
According to the law enforcement, Rossmoine experienced been dwelling in the storage place in the 15-year-old’s bedroom for much more than a month prior to he was identified at the family’s house in Spring Hill, Hernando County, Florida, when they listened to noises coming from the home.
Rossmoine informed police that he drove from Louisiana to Florida quite a few occasions that calendar year to have sexual intercourse with the woman, whom he very first satisfied on a digital truth social platform regarded as VRChat, which enables users to create 3D avatars and interact with many others.
The sufferer referred to as her boyfriend while talking to police and stated that she at first advised him she was 18, just before admitting she was essentially 15 when they fulfilled.
Rossmoine verified that he experienced been residing in the kid’s storage area on and off considering that August 19, 2020, conveying that he would hide in her closet ahead of leaving it when her mothers and fathers went to function.
He reported that he experienced various sexual encounters with the girl within of her bedroom as perfectly as in his van, which he parked shut to her parents’ household.
Detective Tom Cameron, of Hernando County Sheriff’s Business, claimed Rossmoine instructed them that “he and the younger woman arrived up with the notion that he could just continue to be in her place if he hid in the closet every time the parents arrived in.
“They stored the bed room doorway closed and locked and anytime somebody came to the doorway it gave them an opportunity to run and cover in the closet and open up up the door to in which probably she was shifting or one thing.”
Pursuing his arrest, Rossmoine was billed with four counts of lewd and lascivious habits with a target among the ages of 12 and 16, obscene communication, and touring to satisfy after employing a pc to entice a youngster.
Rossmoine will have to report as a sexual offender for the rest of his daily life and serve 10 many years of sexual intercourse offender probation on his release in addition to the 15 a long time in jail, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Business assertion.
Newsweek has contacted the Hernando County Sheriff’s Business for remark.