MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Police say a Louisiana man faces charges including lewd and lascivious behavior after he was found hiding in a Florida teenager’s closet. He had been staying in the minor’s bedroom for more than a month, according to authorities.
The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office charged Johnathan Lee Rossmoine, 36, with multiple sex crimes Sunday after deputies were called to a Spring Hill home by the parents of the teenager, who found Rossmoine in a closet in the child’s bedroom, the agency announced Tuesday.READ MORE: South Florida Shoppers Have Mixed Reaction As Some Stores Relax Mask Mandates
Rossmoine allegedly told deputies he traveled from Louisiana to Florida several times to have sexual encounters with the teen. Investigators said he had been in Hernando County for about five weeks when he was discovered.
Deputies said the two met online about two years ago, and the teen referred to Rossmoine as their boyfriend. The teen told deputies that Rossmoine had been living off and on in their bedroom since Aug. 19, according to the agency. He hid in the closet when the teen’s parents were home and would come out when they left for work, the sheriff’s office said.READ MORE: Miss USA Asya Branch Could Make History In Sunday's Miss Universe Competition At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel And Casino
Rossmoine was charged with four counts of lewd and lascivious behavior with a victim between the age of 12 and 16 and one count of obscene communication, travel to meet after use of a computer to lure a child.
It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney who could comment for him.MORE NEWS: Report: 25 AR-15 Rifles Missing From Miami Police Department's Inventory
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