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Pictured; Carissa Hads posted this photo on Myspace. In it she look’s like a woman.
A Massachusetts woman who authorities say pretended to be a teenage boy to have sex with a 15-year-old girl from West Virginia pleaded guilty to one federal count on Wednesday.
Carissa Hads, 25, of Quincy, could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted of traveling across state lines with the intention of having sex with a minor.
Investigators say Hads posed as an 18-year-old boy named James Puryear Wilson on MySpace and started a relationship with the teenage victim in 2010. Authorities say the two communicated for more than a year before their first in-person meeting.
Pictured; Hads posted this photo on Facebook. In it, she is dressed like a boy to lure unsuspecting victims for sexual-encounters.
According to a State Police investigator, Hads wore color contact lenses and a back brace to conceal her breasts, and that she visited the 15-year-old at least three times, including once at a Pittsburgh motel last December.
The victim also took naked photos of herself and texted them to Hads on a cell phone that the 25-year-old woman provided, authorities say.
The criminal complaint states that Hads then flew to West Virginia in February, and had a sexual encounter with the girl at her Lewis County home, but did not undress.
Another West Virginia teen became suspicious of Hads’ true identity, the State Police investigator said, and alerted authorities in March after Hads threatened her.
Hads was arrested in May at the Pittsburgh International Airport.
The 25-year-old woman could be fined as much as $250,000 during her sentencing. She remains in custody and appeared before U.S. Magistrate John Kaull in Clarksburg to enter her plea Wednesday.
Under the plea agreement, she also agreed to surrender her computer and other electronic equipment seized from her home.
Hads was taken into police custody on May 24 and charged with traveling across state lines for the purpose of coercing or enticing a minor to have sexual intercourse.
Following Hads’s arrest, police said they seized an artificial flesh-colored penis from the front pocket of her pants that she apparently used during a sexual encounter with the teenage victim.
Hads was apprehended after flying to meet the girl for a third rendezvous, the Smoking Gun has reported.
According to an affidavit sworn by an Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigator, Hads was posing as an 18-year-old boy named James Puryear Wilson when she met the teen online in October of 2010.
‘Wilson’ maintained Facebook and MySpace pages that described him as a youth pastor living in Quincy, Massachusetts, which is Hads’ actual residence.
On ‘his’ Facebook, ‘Wilson’ claimed to be the father of twin boys and noted that he was ‘looking for some people to talk to. No fake pages or pervs.’
It was later revealed that an image of the twins ‘Wilson’ had posted online came from an ad for a photography website.
Hads, using her bogus male persona, had allegedly become involved in an Internet romance with a girl from West Virginia identified in the affidavit only as A.L.
In the course of their relationship, authorities said Hads sent her teenage paramour two cell phones that she could use to contact her ‘boyfriend.’
Facebook Imposter: Police said Carissa Hads presented herself as a 17-year-old teen pastor and father of twins named James Puryear Wilson.
Along with paying the girl’s cell phone bills, Hads also sent her a Kindle Fire tablet, according to the affidavit.
The teenager told investigators that she used the phones to take naked photos of herself, some of which focused on her genitals, and send them to ‘Wilson.’
The affidavit states that Hads and the girl would also write in journals and mail them back and forth so each could respond to the other’s writings.
Coverup: The under-age victim told police that Hads used a back brace to conceal her breasts
‘Wilson’ told A.L. that he lived in Massachusetts with his aunt Melanie Lodi, adding that he had another aunt named Carissa Hads, an investigator reported.
In December of 2011, after communicating for 14 months, ‘Wilson’ asked to meet the teenager in person. Their encounter was arranged by the girl’s mother, who accompanied her daughter and two other 15-year-old girls to meet ‘Wilson’ at a Pennsylvania motel.
According to the affidavit sworn by West Virginia State Trooper Robert Talkington, ‘Wilson’ stayed at the same motel but in a separate room paid for by the girl’s mother.
During their stay, Talkington claimed that Hads/’Wilson’ digitally penetrated the teen’s vagina.
Two months later, Hads flew to West Virginia disguised as ‘Wilson’ and stayed at A.L.’s house for five days, during which time the two had allegedly had sex.
Speaking to police in May, the girl recalled that her ‘boyfriend,’ who remained clothed, ‘pulled his penis through his unzipped pants’ during their sexual encounter. The girl has never seen ‘Wilson’ fully naked, she said.
Hads also kept her chest covered using a back brace, Talkington wrote.
The 24-year-old, unaware that her paramour had begun cooperating with law enforcement, was arrested last month after traveling to Pittsburgh for what she apparently thought would be a third tryst.
Police started investigating Hads after receiving a complaint that her male alter-ego ‘Wilson’ had threatened the life of A.L.’s 15-year-old friend.
The girl apparently told A.L. that she did not believe ‘Wilson’ was a man.
The suspect has been described as weighing 100lbs. and standing at five feet and two inches, with distinct feminine features and no visible Adam’s apple.