Police say a 20-year-old man lived under a teenage girl's bed for three weeks in Cincinnati, Ohio, after meeting her on Instagram, and in that time he raped her and took nude photos of her.
Police allege that Jaret Wright of Barberton met the unidentified victim on Instagram and began living under her bed in February, unbeknownst to her parents. It was unclear if the two were in a relationship or if she invited him to live under her bed.
The girl was reported to be between 13 and 18 years old according to the Associated Press.
Police said that Wright raped the girl and took nude photos of her.
Eventually, the teen's mother discovered Wright and called the police to arrest him. He was charged with three counts of sexual assault and a single count of producing child pornography.
Wright is being detained on a $50,000 bond.
Psychologist Dr. Ed Connor told WXIX-TV that predators are using social media in order to gain the confidence of their victims and take advantage of them.
"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," Connor said.
He recommended that parents be proactive about monitoring what their children are doing on social media and on computers.
"Parents have to be intrusive," Connor continued. "They have to be more involved with what their child is doing on social media or the internet."
In another social media child abduction case in February, police rescued a 14-year-old from his 38-year-old abductor in Arkansas when they were spotted at a McDonald's. The man shot at police and tried to escape, but turned the gun on himself after crashing in the ensuing chase. Law enforcement officials said he had been contacting almost a dozen other children through the internet.
Here's a local news report about the incident:
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