Teen Rapist Admits to Looking for Hitman on Facebook
Corey Christian Adams, a 19-year old from West Chester, was arrested last July after a woman accused him of raping her following a party. The victim, whose name has not been released, reportedly got a ride home with Adams after the party, but passed out on the way. When she woke up, she discovered that he was cutting off her pants and forcing himself upon her. The woman later confronted Adams about the incident, and he, in turn, went to Facebook in search of some extra help. "I got 500 on a girls head who wants that bread?" Adams reportedly wrote in one status update. "Hit me up anyway possible."
Fortunately, borough Detective Stan Billie was already on Adams's case, and, posing as a potential hitman, offered his services in response. Adams allegedly set up a meeting with the undercover agent, but never went through with it. According to the detective, however, the teen updated his status not long after the scheduled meeting, proclaiming that he "needed this girl knocked off right now."
Adams eventually admitted that the status updates were directed at the woman he raped, and, on Friday, accepted a plea bargain. He now faces 11 to 22 years in state prison on charges of rape, criminal solicitation of murder, unlawful restraint and possession of an instrument of crime.
Speaking to reporters after the hearing, prosecutor Patrick Carmody praised the victim for pursuing justice even as her life was in danger. "I specifically want to point out the courage of the young lady involved," Carmody said. "The defendant's stupid decision to post a message on Facebook (seeking a hit man) should not overshadow the horror that was caused by the crimes he committed. She showed a lot of courage in going through this."