Feds indict Mass. woman accused in state sex case


CLARKSBURG, W.Va. -- A Massachusetts woman accused of posing as a boy and crossing state lines to prey on a West Virginia girl has been indicted by a federal grand jury.U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld said Wednesday that 25-year-old Carissa Hads of Quincy is charged with one count of traveling in interstate commerce to engage in illegal sexual conduct.Investigators say Hads pretended to be a 17-year-old boy and began an online relationship with the victim in 2010.The indictment says Hads visited the teen at least three times and had a sexual encounter with her in Lewis County in February. Investigators say her disguise included a back brace to cover her chest.
Hads was arrested May 25 at the Pittsburgh International Airport.If convicted, she faces up to 30 years in prison. 
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