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HERNANDO COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – Authorities arrested a Louisiana man accused of hiding in the bedroom of a 15-year-old teenager since August and of having had sex with the teen on several occasions.
The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Spring Hill, Florida home on Sunday after the teenager’s parents found an adult man, later identified as Johnathan Rossmoine, 35, hiding in their child.
Rossmoine reportedly admitted to MPs that he drove from Louisiana to Spring Hill on several occasions to have sex with the teenager. He admitted to lawmakers that his last trip had taken him to Hernando County for around five weeks, having had sex with the teenager on numerous occasions.
Detectives said the teenager first met Rossmoine about two years ago using an online chat app. The app allows users to chat via text and voice using virtual avatars in adult chat.
The teenager referred to Rossmoine as a boyfriend and first told Rosmoine he was 18 before admitting before meeting in person that he was actually 15.
The teenager also admitted that Rossmoine had occasionally been living in the teenager’s bedroom since August 19. Rossmoine is accused of hiding in the closet when the teenager’s parents were at home and of not coming out until they left for work.
The sheriff’s office said Rossmoine also admitted to extensive sex in his van, which was parked near the teenager’s house.
Rossmoine was arrested and booked into the Hernando County Jail on $ 25,000 bail.