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Man caught living in family’s attic, visiting 14-year-old at night, police say
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Man caught living in family’s attic, visiting 14-year-old at night, police say

Police- Man Caught Living in Family’s Attic, Visiting 14-Year-Old Girl at Night

Man caught living in family’s attic, visiting 14-year-old at night, police say

Authorities in central Tennessee are investigating a bizarre situation in Wilson County where police said they caught a man living in a family’s attic.

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Not only was the 18-year-old, identified as Matthew C. Castro, living in the family’s attic, police said he was sneaking out at night to be with a 14-year-old girl who lived in the home, according to WZTV in Nashville.

Police were called to the family’s home in Mt. Juliet earlier this month when a woman, the 14-year-old’s mother, returned home to find Castro in the house at the top of the stairs, WZTV reported, citing court documents. 

The unnamed woman told officers Castro ran to her daughter’s bedroom, where they found him in the attic, the news station reported

According to the investigation, Castro was living in the family’s attic and coming down at night through a door in the girl’s bedroom closet.

An affidavit in the case said the 14-year-old girl had run away before and that she was the subject of “unruly child investigations.”

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Castro was arrested after the incident and is facing charges of aggravated criminal trespass.

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