Woman who posed as boy for sex gets 7 years
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. -- A Massachusetts woman who posed as a teenage boy to prey on a West Virginia girl will spend more than seven years in prison.
U.S. District Judge Irene Keeley on Tuesday ordered 25-year-old Carissa Hads of Quincy to serve 87 months.
Hads pleaded guilty last fall to traveling across state lines with the intention of having sex with a minor.
Investigators say Hads pretended to be an 18-year-old male on a social networking site and started a relationship with the Lewis County victim in 2010. The two communicated for more than a year before their first in-person meeting.
A State Police investigator said Hads wore colored contact lenses and a back brace to cover her chest.
She visited the 15-year-old girl at least three times, once at a Pittsburgh motel.