This trifling animal is charged with multiple sex crimes involving a teenage girl he met online has turned himself in.
Investigators arrested 27-year-old Jarred Ashley Workman late Monday afternoon. He’s charged with 11 counts of statutory rape and five counts of statutory sex offense.
Iredell County authorities say the pedophile met a 14-year-old girl on social media. They chatted for about a month, and then agreed to meet in the woods near the teen’s home in the Love Valley area of Iredell County.
Investigators say the teen invited the evil beast inside the house where he set up residence in the girl’s closet for five days. The girl’s mother had no idea he was there.
“During the day he was either in her closet or in her bedroom, and when she would come home from school or on the weekend or whatever, he would come out on evenings,” said Det. Lt. Bill Hamby with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.
The five day span, from April 27 to May 2, is when Hamby says the pedophile had sex with the teen several times.
The teen’s mother found the child rapist hiding in the closet when she went to put some of her daughter’s belongings in there. The sex terrorist took off running, Hamby said.
Investigators tracked the pedophile through the woods behind the teen’s house, but his trail ran cold along Highway 115, where he might have gotten a ride.
The shameless pedophilie dropped his wallet and cell phone along the way. It’s how deputies identified him. Plus, investigators say, the teen told them his name.
Part of the investigation includes the pedophile’s social media history.
He has a handful of prior arrests.
“For these predators to prey on these children, it’s real frustrating,” Hamby said.
It’s why Hamby and Iredell County resident Barbara O’Brien say parents need to monitor their children’s social media accounts and activities.
“People are really afraid to do that with their kids,” O’Brien said, “But this is an example of why people need to.”
If convicted, the “white” savage faces up to life in prison without parole.