A Tennessee mom recently discovered an 18-year-old man had been living in the attic connected to her teen daughter’s room.
WSMV reports that the 14-year-old’s mom returned home one day to discover Matthew Castro at the top of the stairs. Upon being caught, Castro ran back to the attic and refused to leave.
Therefore, the mom contacted police, who forcibly removed him from the residence.
According to police, the mom was unaware that Castro had been living in her home and coming down at night to visit her daughter.
He has since been charged with trespassing.
However, this isn’t Castro’s first encounter with the teen girl.
WSMV reports that Castro and the girl ran away together a few weeks ago. Following the incident, an investigator warned the 18-year-old to stay away from the underage girl.
Although, WSMV reports that police do not plan to hit Castro with any additional charges regarding this latest incident.
According to WSMV, the suspect’s mother said that her son has mental health issues. She said the situation is tearing her family apart. She also claimed to have warned the 14-year-old’s mom that her son may have been at her home.
Castro’s mom reportedly revealed that the girl often contacts her son for emotional support.