15.04.2024

Man arrested after hiding in teenager’s bedroom closet for more than a month

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.

Man arrested after veterans jaw broken in row over wearing a mask

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A man from Washington has been arrested, accused of assaulting a disabled veteran after he made a comment about his girlfriend not wearing a face mask.

Cody P Hansen was arrested and charged with assault on Saturday after he allegedly attacked the 72-year-old veteran and left him unconscious in the lobby at the Red Lion Inn and Suites in Kent, Washington, on 18 July.

In surveillance footage released by the authorities, the elderly man could be seen sitting down in the hotel lobby, with his walking stick and dog by his side, when a man approaches him.

The victim told the authorities that he had previously made a comment about Mr Hansen’s girlfriend not wearing a face mask, and he claimed that the 35-year-old confronted him about his remark.

Washington residents are required to wear face masks in both public and shared spaces, including “hotel or apartment hallways,” according to the Washington State Coronavirus Response website.

The statewide face mask mandate was introduced by Washington governor Jay Inslee in July, after the state saw a rise in coronavirus cases, following a reopening of parts of its economy.

After Mr Hansen confronted the man about his comment, he then allegedly punched the 72-year-old multiple times, before he then walked away down a corridor of the hotel.

The victim, who was left unconscious in the hotel lobby after the attack, suffered a broken jaw and a cornea abrasion in the incident, according to Q13 News.

The 35-year-old is currently being held at Spokane Count Jail awaiting transfer to King County, and has had his bail set at $10,000 (£7,649).

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