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Carissa Hads Sentenced in Clarksburg Federal Court

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A Massachusetts woman was sentenced on Tuesday by Judge Irene M. Keeley in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld.

Carissa Hads, 25, was sentenced to 87 months in prison to be followed by lifetime supervision, according to the news release.

Hads pleaded guilty on October 10, 2012, to traveling in interstate commerce with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct on February 23, 2012, when she traveled from Massachusetts to north central W.Va. to have sex with a minor, according to the news release.

According to court documents, Hads posed as an 18-year-old man on social media and also took steps to change her appearance to deceive the victim as to her true identity, officials said.

The alleged victim and Hads met online in 2010 and the two communicated for over a year before the first in-person meeting took place, according to the news release.

Hads also traveled to visit the alleged victim at least three times, and was arrested at the Pittsburgh International Airport by FBI agents on May 25, 2012, during one of her visits, officials said.

Hads agreed to forfeit the computer and electronic equipment seized from her and her residence as a part of her plea, according to the news release.

Officials said Hads was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.