A real-life rape turned into an ugly Facebook turmoil after the rapist got mad at his victim for confronting him and asked his friends if anyone would be willing to kill her. Now, 19-year-old Corey C. Adams from West Chester, PA, has pleaded guilty on count of rape and solicitation to commit murder. He might get as much as 22 years in prison.
According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, last June Adams sexually assaulted the 20-year-old victim after she left a party feeling a bit tipsy. They must have known each other from before, because apparently the girl confronted Adams a few days later about the incident, and Adams reacted by posting a Facebook status update that read: “I got 500 on a girls head who wants that bread? Hit me up anyway possible.”
The Inquirer fails to mention how the girl heard about Adams’ solicitation. Was she alerted by friends in common, or were they Facebook friends already? Even if Adams’ profile was public, she wouldn’t have known how to search for him without knowing his name.
In any case, Adams knew the message would reach her somehow. According to his defense, he was upset because of the girl’s accusations. Really upset!
After the girl alerted the authorities, West Chester Police Det. Stan Billie went to Adams’ house and asked him to meet up with him at the police station. About ten minutes later, Adams’ was on his Facebook explaining to the world that he “needed this girl knocked off right now.”
Now, here’s where it gets interesting: to see just how far the kid was willing to go, one policeman pretended to be a hit man and responded to Adams’ message. The meeting, however, never happened. Adams postponed it because he wanted to confront the girl one last time. It is unclear whether the police caught him during their last encounter, or if the encounter happened at all. Ultimately, Adams gave contradictory explanations for his Facebook activity and was thrown in jail.
If he hadn’t pleaded guilty, Adams could have faced up to 70 years. As it stands, he’ll be in jail up to 22. Certainly his public Facebook postings made him run out of options to build a strong defense.