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Online Predator Lived Under Teenager's Bed, Sexually Abusing Her For Three Weeks Until Mom Found Out & Called Cops

Online Predator Lived Under Teenager's Bed, Sexually Abusing Her For Three Weeks Until Mom Found Out & Called Cops

Jaret Wright is charged with three counts of rape and one count of producing child pornography.

One teenager went through a traumatizing experience after meeting a stranger online. According to People, a teenager from Ohio was raped for three weeks by a man whom she met through Instagram. The man, identified as Jaret Wright, lived under the victim's bed and abused her continuously. 

The Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office confirmed that the girl is between the age of 13 and 18. They claimed that she was aware of him living under her bed. However, the mother of the teenager knew nothing about it for a few weeks. Fortunately, the mother discovered the stranger living at their residence and alerted the police. 

 

Representational Image | Source: Getty Images (Photo by Elena Brangi / EyeEm)

 

The court documents stated that the man from Barberton held the girl down and forced her to have sex with him, according to AP. Meanwhile, it is not clear if the teenager had invited the man over to her place. Authorities are also trying to understand if the 20-year-old man had left the home at any time while he was allegedly staying at the girl's residence. 

Wright is charged with three counts of rape and one count of producing child pornography. As per Akron Beacon Journal, he is held at the Hamilton County Justice Center on a $50,000 bond while awaiting his trial. People News reported that it was unsure if the accused entered a plea deal as the details of his attorney were not available. 

 

Source: Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office

 

Experts claimed that the shocking incident should open the eyes of parents about online predators. "Perpetrators, especially when they’re older than the victim, are quite good at grooming and convincing the victim that they’re simply a friend and out for their best interests," said Dr. Ed Connor. He stated that it was vital for parents to be more involved in the lives of their children, especially in regard to their online interactions. "Parents have to be intrusive. They have to be more involved with what their child is doing on social media or the internet," said Connor, according to Fox 19

 

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According to the statistics provided by the Child Crime Prevention and Safety Center, around 500,000 active online predators are present on the internet every single day. These adult predators use services such as internet chatrooms and instant messengers to manipulate, groom, and make sexual advances at their victims. Shockingly, 50 percent of their victims come under the age of 12 to 15. 

While a large number of such incidents are reported, only two out of ten children are aware of the risks posed by strangers online. To make matters worse, a lot of children abandon privacy settings to increase their followers online. 

References: 

https://people.com/crime/ohio-man-allegedly-lived-under-teen-bed-weeks-sexually-assaulted-her/
https://apnews.com/article/akron-ohio-cincinnati-jaret-wright-0681b6a4c9e7def921da891dd117aed3
https://www.beaconjournal.com/story/news/crime/2021/03/22/barberton-man-accused-raping-teen-living-under-her-bed-cincinnati/4796114001/
https://www.fox19.com/2021/03/19/man-arrested-after-raping-underage-teen-living-beneath-her-bed-court-docs-say/
https://childsafety.losangelescriminallawyer.pro/children-and-grooming-online-predators.html

Cover Image | Source: Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office

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