Skip to comments.Deputies: Man accused of sexually assaulting girl lived in her closet
Posted on 05/20/2014 1:58:54 PM PDT by Morgana
IREDELL COUNTY, N.C.
Iredell County deputies said they arrested a man they say sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl he met online.
Officers said a mother found Jarred Workman, 27, of Albemarle, hiding in her daughter's bedroom closet Friday.
Workman made his first appearance in court Tuesday morning.
People inside the courtroom gasped at the charges Jared Workman is facing --16 counts of first-degree statutory rape.
If convicted on all of them, he could serve life in prison without parole.
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Life works for me. A bullet would be better.
I do not care if it was consensual.
The girl is not without blame here.
She is responsible in a child way.
The man is responsible in an adult way.
There is a huge difference between the two.
He’s not a good guy (here comes the but), but statutory rape is not, as Whoopi would say, rape, rape.
I agree however I just don’t know which is worse.
She let him in.
He actually has no place to live other than her closet?
Think about it.
>> Police said the man had moved into the closet and was living there April 27 through May 2. The parents said they had no idea.
What? There’s more to this story.
“She is responsible in a child way.”
No she is responsible in a Planned Parenthood induced way. Seriously.
Stupid man. All he needed was a sex change and a teaching degree and he would be sentenced to time served in the closet
Hopefully, I do not need a sarcasm tag.
Still it's good to set an age limit for practical reasons.
I think it makes even more sense in case of rape. A man should know that below a certain age no amount of consent counts as consent.
The only guys that should get some clemency are those who genuinely believed that a particular girl was of age even though she turned out to be younger. But they'd better have good evidence to support this.
No job thanks to Obama.
16 And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.
17 If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
28 If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found;
29 Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel’s father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.
A shekel was between 9 and 17 grams, depending on the period. If 17 grams, this would be 850 grams of silver, or at today's spot price, $527.00
Daddy, there’s a monster in my closet!!!
Was it rape-rape?
“15 will get you 20” must not be a common euphemism to this generation.
Sixteen counts of rape - and he was in the house for only seven days. Yes, I think she may have been a willing participant.
He traveled two counties from Stanly to Iredell. Did he drive to McDonalds for meals, or did the girl serve him Mom’s home cooking? Bizarre & creepy.
I would think it should be converted based on what 50 shekels of silver could purchase in those days.
For example, I’ve found a chart that shows a shekel as 4 days wages in those days. That would be 200 days wages. Divide that by 5 days per week, that would be 40 weeks wages.
Would a typical weeks’ work today be worth $1,000, or $52k per year (or the average workman) ? At least, IMHO.
Maybe it’s better to take into account they used to work 6 days a week. So 4 days wages is 2/3 of a week. So how many weeks work is 50 shekels ? 50 * 2/3, or 33 1/3 weeks.
IMHO, that’s sounding more in the ballpark for such a payment; around $40k to $50k. Maybe $33k ?
I like Matthew Henry’s commentary on the Exodus verse:
“Here is, I. A law that he who debauched a young woman should be obliged to marry her, Exod. 22:16, 17. If she was betrothed to another, it was death to debauch her (Deut. 22:23, 24); but the law here mentioned respects her as single. But, if the father refused her to him, he was to give satisfaction in money for the injury and disgrace he had done her. This law puts an honour upon marriage and shows likewise how improper a thing it is that children should marry without their parents consent: even here, where the divine law appointed the marriage, both as a punishment to him that had done wrong and a recompence to her that had suffered wrong, yet there was an express reservation for the fathers power; if he denied his consent, it must be no marriage.”
and on the Deuteronomy verse:
“V. If a damsel not betrothed were thus abused by violence, he that abused her should be fined, the father should have the fine, and, if he and the damsel did consent, he should be bound to marry her, and never to divorce her, how much soever she was below him, and how unpleasing soever she might afterwards be to him, as Tamar was to Amnon after he had forced her, Deut. 22:28, 29. This was to deter men from such vicious practices, which it is a shame that we are necessitated to read and write of.”
You really should review your comments before posting...........or did you?
lived in her closet?
or hid there?
bullets are cheaper
expecting adults to behave like adults is so old fashioned I guess
I know what you’re saying. People may blast me for saying so, and I haven’t read the whole article yet, but if somebody in my closet were assaulting me, I would sure do whatever I could do to get him the hell out of my closet. Unless he was blackmailing me. The guy who raped me apparently did time for statutory rape before that and was blackmailing the girl.
Forcible rape: what was always called rape, before legislatures started creating crimes called rape on the basis of a notional (and arbitrary) age of consent, before feminists started calling seduction "rape", or even fully consensual sex initiated by the woman "rape" if the woman loosened her inhibitions with a bit of alcohol, then regretted it the next morning.
sarcasm? i thought you had properly described the standard ploy used by pedophiles in society today
“he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.”
Dude how do we know she was a virgin to start with? This is the age of Planned Parenthood after all.
I’m not an ordained pastor, I’m no expert in these things.
Of course there are more verses to apply in various cases.
The Bible consistently prohibits and exhorts against whoredom. If a daughter is unmarried and habitually having sex in her parent’s house, her parents are prostituting their own daughter.
Leviticus 19:29 “Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.”
Certainly the first time there is a prescribed penalty to be paid to the father. The first time would certainly indicate also a failure on the part of the parents to teach, guide and protect their daughter, if she was a willing participant. The Bible teaches that parents have an obligation to teach their children the Bible from the beginning of the child’s life, and on a daily, consistent basis. Such good teaching requires a close daily relationship between parent and child, which, of course, lessens the possibility of a child “going rogue” like they are very prone to do without such a close, godly relationship with their parents.
The second time ? I doubt the father would be due another payment, as that, IMHO, would fall under the category of prostitution / whoredom, but I could be wrong about this.
Homeschooling keeps all the wickedness of public schools out of the home as well, which helps guard against these types of sins as well as many others. Of course, the pitfalls of children communicating significantly with others outside the family with zero parental oversight are severe and obvious.
“Leviticus 19:29 Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.”
Good verse however Planned Parenthood worships Molech. Prostitute their daughters? These are people who climb over bodies of dead bodies of babies for a dollar bill so it’s pretty safe to say they are okay with prostitution.
and hey never said you were a preacher just said I doubted this chick was a virgin so really this bible verse did not apply. If she was sneaking a man in her closet you know she got laid before. Don’t be delusional, girlfriend here’s been getting it on for some time. The problem is her parents did not start when she was small at teaching her morals. Now planned parenthood has. Now she’s amoral. Now it’s gonna be hard to undue what society has taught her.
Deuteronomy 22 presents perfect justice in this regard, which I did not mention.
“13 If any man take a wife, and go in unto her, and hate her,
14 And give occasions of speech against her, and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found her not a maid:
15 Then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel’s virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate:
16 And the damsel’s father shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he hateth her;
17 And, lo, he hath given occasions of speech against her, saying, I found not thy daughter a maid; and yet these are the tokens of my daughter’s virginity. And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city.
18 And the elders of that city shall take that man and chastise him;
19 And they shall amerce him in an hundred shekels of silver, and give them unto the father of the damsel, because he hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel: and she shall be his wife; he may not put her away all his days.
20 But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel:
21 Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father’s house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you.”
So, I guess the only Biblical choice is to find a husband that will marry her knowing and accepting that she is not a virgin.