Deputies: Man accused of sexually assaulting girl lived in her closet for 5 days

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IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man they said sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl and hid in her closet for five days.

Jarred Workman, 27, was found in the victim’s closet in Iredell County, N. C., on Friday.

Investigators said he met the victim online.  He met the girl at her home and had sex with her.  He also stayed in the girl’s closet from April 27 to May 2, deputies said.

The victim’s parents had not idea Workman was staying there, reported WSOC-TV.

The girl’s mother found him in the closet. He ran away, but left his wallet and cell phone behind.

Workman has been charged with 11 counts of statutory rape and five counts of statutory sex offense. If convicted on all of them, he could serve life in prison without parole.

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