Mass. woman jailed after posing as boy in W.Va.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A Massachusetts woman will remain jailed without bail on a federal charge alleging she posed as a teenage boy to sexually prey on a West Virginia girl.
Friday's detention order from U.S. Magistrate Judge John Kaull says Carissa Hads is considered a flight risk and a danger to the community.
The 24-year-old Hads allegedly began a relationship over the Internet with the girl while pretending to be a 17-year-old boy named Puryear Wilson.
Prosecutors say Hads then sexually abused the 15-year-old in December 2011 at a Pennsylvania motel and in February at the teen's Lewis County residence.
State Police investigating the case say Hads' disguise included a back brace to hide her chest.
The Smoking Gun website first reported Hads' arrest.