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Facebook Murder-for-Hire Plot: Pa. Teen Corey Adams Admits He Used Site to Go After Rape Accuser

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(CBS/AP) A Pennsylvania teen who allegedly raped an intoxicated woman admitted in court Friday that he attempted to hire a hit man through Facebook to kill his female accuser.

Cory Christian Adams, 19, of West Chester accepted a plea agreement Friday which carries an 11 to 22 year state prison sentence, followed by three years of probation, on charges of rape, criminal solicitation of murder, and other counts.

However, according to The Daily Local News, that sentence will not be effective until Adams undergoes an evaluation to determine whether or not he could be considered a sexually violent predator.

Adams was arrested in July 2010 by the West Chester police after the 20-year-old unnamed victim came forward with the rape allegation.

She told police that Adams offered to drive her home from a party that they had both attended June 29, 2010, but on the way to his house she blacked out and woke to find the suspect allegedly cutting her pant legs off with a knife and raping her, even though she told him "no," says The Daily Local News.

When confronted with the allegation, Adams reportedly posted a message on his Facebook page offering $500 for a "girls head."

In a later posting, police say Adams said "he needed this girl knocked off right now."

Adams did not make a statement to the court or to the victim, only pleading guilty to the charges against him.

  • Caroline Black

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