Police: Woman posed as teen boy to have sex with girl
QUINCY, Mass. (WHDH) -- A Quincy woman traveled to West Virginia and posed as a teenage male to have sex with a girl, investigators said.
The woman will remain jailed without bail on a federal charge alleging she posed as a boy to prey on a teenage girl.
Carissa Hads, 24 -- according to a criminal complaint filed in a federal court in West Virginia -- posed as a teenage boy in order to have sex with a 15-year-old girl.
“I mean she's always been tomboyish but I don't you know. I mean, we’re friends, but to hear all this stuff -- I don’t know. It’s crazy,” said Melanie Lodi, suspect’s roommate.
Hads lives on the third floor of a Quincy apartment house. Her roommate, who was mentioned in the complaint, said she had been contacted by police but didn't know about Hads’ travel out of state.
“They did mention they were going to take her computer but as of now, no one’s come to get anything, so I don’t know,” Lodi said.
Police claim Hads first met the victim online in Oct. 2010, and later convinced her to text nude pictures of her body.
Hads, pictured as a 17-year-old boy named Puryear Wilson in photos police pulled from Facebook and Myspace, allegedly met with the victim in person for the first time at a motel in Pennsylvania.
According to police, it was the victim's mother who paid for Hads' room last December.
“I think it’s a mixed up situation. I think that there’s issues there,” said Linda Mignosa.
In Feb., Hads allegedly travelled south again -- almost 700 miles from Quincy to Linn, West Virginia -- where the girl's mother hosted Hads, believing her to be Wilson.
The victim told her mother she and Hads had sexual intercourse, but according to documents, "the victim and her mother have never seen Wilson naked or partially naked."
After two sexual encounters with Hads, the victim apparently still believed she was a male.
Police were made aware of this case from a tipster, who is friends with the victim. Hads then allegedly threatened the tipster’s life.