Jonathan Lee Rossmoine: Louisiana man hid in closet of girl, 15, for weeks to have sex, jailed
Jonathan Lee Rossmoine was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to having sex with a minor who he met on VRChat
SPRING HILL, FLORIDA: A 36-year-old Louisiana man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for having sex with a minor. Jonathan Lee Rossmoine was arrested last year for hiding in the closet of his 15-year-old girlfriend. He used to come out to have sex with the girl while her parents were present in the house. In September 2020, the parents of the girl discovered that a man more than twice the age of their daughter was secretly camping up in her closet. He was arrested after the parents called authorities to their house reporting a grown man in their child's bedroom and on July 28, Rossmoine pleaded guilty and was handed out a prison sentence.
Talking about sex offenders and pedophiles from Florida targeting minors, Jared Paul Stanga had tried to kidnap an 11-year-old girl from a bus stop at knife-point. However, the girl fought him and broke free from his grip while Stanga, who has an extensive criminal history including past sexual crimes against children, was arrested. Florida man Lewis Matthews sexually battered and molested his girlfriend's 10-year-old daughter in 2019. His girlfriend caught him and called 911 and to wipe off all evidence, he grabbed the victim and other two children from the home and drove to a convenience store. He purchased bleach and made another stop at a public bathroom where he poured bleach on the victim's clothes and her genitals and threw her underwear away. However, his scheme didn't work and police were able to locate his DNA on the child's body as well as bleach-doused underwear. He was sentenced to life in jail.
Who is Jonathan Lee Rossmoine?
Jonathan Lee Rossmoine was arrested from the teenager's Spring Hill home in Hernando County, Florida, in September 2020 and charged with multiple sex crimes. He was still hiding in the girl's closet when police were called on the scene. Rossmoine met the teenager in 2018 on an online chatting app called VRChat. The teenager indicated she told Rossmoine that her age was 18 but before their meeting, she told him she was just 15 after which the offender still chose to pursue a sexual relationship with the victim. Not just that, he traveled from Louisiana to Spring Hill, Florida, on several occasions to have sex with the teen.
Rossmoine admitted to the police that he had been in Florida for five weeks at the time of his arrest and had been living in the closet since August 19, 2020. He admitted to having sex with the teen on several occasions. He would hide in the girl's closet and come out to have sex with her when her parents left for work. Rossmoine also said they would have sex in his van as well, which was parked at a short distance from the house. He was charged with four counts of lewd and lascivious behavior with a victim between the age of 12 and 16, obscene communication as well as travel to meet after use of a computer to lure a child.
On Wednesday, July 28, Rossmoine pleaded guilty to having sex with a minor and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. In addition to the 15-year sentence, Rossmoine will receive 10 years of sex offender probation upon his release and be required to report as a sexual offender for life.