How’s this for crazy — 24-year-old Carissa Hads of Massachusetts was arrested after posing as a 17-year-old boy in order to gain the affections of a 15-year-old girl who had no idea she was actually a girl. Dye allegedly used a “an artificial flesh-colored penis” to simulate real male genitals, and wore a back brace in order to conceal her breasts.
And she apparently treated the teen girl like her actual girlfriend, purchasing several cell phones for her, along with a Kindle Fire tablet. The girl used the cell phones to take and send nude pictures of herself to Hads, who was posing as a teenage father named “Wilson.”
Hads is being charged with traveling across state lines for the purpose of coercing of enticing a minor to have sexual intercourse.
Strangely, though, Hads is hardly the only person that’s impersonated a teenager. Whether in order to woo teenage lovers or to escape the realities of becoming an adult, there are several cases of both men and women who posed as high school students. I literally have nightmares about going back to high school (it’s my standard anxiety dream that I’m back in high school and totally unprepared for a test and can’t remember where my classroom is), so these stories are totally fascinating to me. After the jump, eight stories of adults pretending to be teens.
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Just in case you thought the world wasn’t scary enough, apparently British teen girls spurred an ad campaign warning them not to carry or hide their boyfriends’ guns. The ads are aimed at girls of African and African-Caribbean heritage, who apparently have been stashing their dudes’ guns, getting arrested for weapon possession and convicted of the crimes committed with the weapons. There have been seven cases like this in the past year, which doesn’t sound like a lot—except that Britain is a tiny country, and one with probably the strictest gun legislation in the world. You can’t own a gun there without “good reason,” and that doesn’t include self defense. A police chairman who works on gang shootings says, “Sadly, young women have always been involved in carrying and storing firearms. We are deeply concerned, however, that this involvement seems to be increasing and those who are involved seem to be younger and younger. Vulnerable young women are sometimes pressurized into storing or transporting the weapons by men they know, or sometimes willingly do so.” When you’re 15-years-old, you should be worrying about your calculus homework and that emo boy you have a crush on, not where to hide your boyfriend’s glock! What has the world come to when it’s necessary to say, “Hey girls, I know you’re super tempted, but don’t carry your boyfriends gun for him?” [Reuters] Keep reading »
“I’m going to read up on Judy Blume, rent some Molly Ringwald films, and watch ‘Twilight.’“
– Jerry O’Connell on how he’s preparing for the day his twin girls, Dolly and Charlie, are teenagers Keep reading »
When I was sixteen, most of my friends were working retail jobs at the mall while I answered phones and sorted mail as a receptionist after school. Great spending money, but admittedly a snoozefest. But a loophole in Rhode Island law allows 16-year-old girls a different kind of job opportunity. “Lucky” ladies in RI under the age of 18 are free to strip—as long as they stay indoors and are home by 11:30pm. Come on, they still have algebra to do! [CNN] Keep reading »