Jaret Wright, a man from Ohio, has been arrested and charged with rape after holding down a teenager and having sex with her after he had slept under her bed for three weeks.
The teenager, whose age is only known to be between 13 and 18 years, reportedly was aware that 20-year-old Jaret Wright was sleeping underneath her bed, although her mother — whom she lived within the family home in College Hills, Cincinnati – had no idea of the suspect’s presence.
Jaret Wright was arrested last Thursday after the teenager’s mother discovered him in the bedroom. It is not known how the mother came to find him underneath her daughter’s bed.
Authorities did not reveal if the teenager was the one who invited Wright to come to stay under her bed.
Wright allegedly held down the teenage girl and had sex with her. He has been charged with three counts of rape.
Authorities have not disclosed whether they believe Wright and the victim were in a relationship or whether she was just allowing him to stay in her room.
Wright has also been charged with one count of producing child pornography after he reportedly took several photographs of his victim while she was naked.
The police reports have not said whether Wright had been going to and from the property over the three-week period or whether he had remained in the home permanently throughout that time.
Wright is currently being held at Hamilton County Justice Center on a $50,000 bond while awaiting his next court date. He is due to appear in court on Tuesday. If Wright is found guilty, he could spend up to 10 years in prison and pay a fine up to $20,000.
Police have confirmed that Wright had met the alleged victim on Instagram. It is not known who initiated the contact on social media.
It is not clear for how long the alleged criminal and teen were acquittanced.
The incident has prompted psychologists to call for better monitoring of children’s social media by their parents to help prevent crimes like these from happening to unsuspecting teenagers and young children.
Psychologists and campaigners have highlighted the dangers of speaking to strangers online through social media platforms such as Instagram, where many people use fake profiles, and older men are known to prey on younger children.
Commenters online also suggested that parents pay more attention to their children’s daily activities overall in a changing world.