You never know to what lengths a sick and depraved individual will go when it comes to satisfying their sick desires.
Hernando County Sheriff’s came across just such a situation on September 29, 2020, when they were called to a home in Spring Hill, Louisiana. What they found was something that no parent will be happy about, never mind those of a 15-year-old girl. It seems a man had been living in their home, unbeknownst to them, for more than a month. The adult man was found by police in the closet of their 15-year-old daughter. The man was later identified as Johnathan Lee Rossmoine.
It has been alleged that Rossmoine met the teen two years ago when she would have been only 13-years-old. The victim and Rossmoine began talking on an app that allows users to chat using virtual avatars and not images.
Rossmoine advised the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office that he drove from Louisiana to Spring Hill on several occasions to have sex with the victim. The suspect advised on this current trip he had been in Hernando County for about five weeks and had sex with the victim on numerous occasions.
The victim referred to Rossmoine as her boyfriend and indicated initially that she told Rossmoine she was 18-years-old before they met, at which point she disclosed that she was only 15. She then told police that Rossmoine had been living off and on in her bedroom since August 19, 2020. The suspect would hide in the closet when the victim’s parents were home, only coming out when they left for work.
"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 said to media .
"They kept the bedroom door closed and locked and 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," Cameron said.
Rossmoine also told police that he had a van, which was parked close to the home of the victim where numerous sexual encounters had occurred.
Johnathan Rossmoine was charged as follows:
- Lewd and Lascivious Behavior with a Victim between the age of 12 and 16 – Four counts
- Obscene Communication, Travel to Meet After Use of Computer to Lure Child.
Rossmoine was initially held without bond. During his first appearance, the judge reduced the bond to $25,000.
The possibility of additional charges is pending further investigation.