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A booking picture of Mr. Stancl is shown here. Mr. Stancl stands accused of luring 31 male classmates into sending him sexual images and video. He is also accused of blackmailing many of these classmates to try to get them to have sex with him. He suceeded in blackmailing 7 male classmates, according to victim testimony.
Male Facebook user posed as a girl and then lured classmates into sending him nude pictures, then blackmailed them for sex

As Facebook pulls away from MySpace in terms of social networking traffic, both networks face increasing challenges trying to monitor and prevent predatory user activity.  Such cases were accentuated by the Megan Meier-MySpace suicide case and MySpace's decision to terminate 90,000 registered sex offenders from its service.  Another recent incident saw a man kill his wife over a Facebook status change.  And the online world only gets stranger.

An 18-year-old male student who resides near Milwaukee, WI is accused of perhaps the most bizarre and disturbing instances of social network sexual predation to date.  The male, who attends New Berlin Eisenhower High School in New Berlin, which is about 15 miles west of Milwaukee, is accused of using Facebook to lure 31 of his male classmates into providing him with sexually explicit materials, and then blackmailing many of them into having sex with him.

Anthony Stancl was charged Wednesday on five counts of child enticement, two counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child, two counts of third-degree sexual assault, possession of child pornography, repeated sexual assault of the same child, and making a bomb threat.

According to officials, Mr. Stancl posed as a girl named Kayla or Emily on Facebook.  He then lured his classmates, most of whom were underage, into sending nude video and photos to him.  He was able to then tempt over 31 of his classmates into sending such pornographic materials.

After they sent the files, over half of the male classmates admitted that Mr. Stancl's alter-ego blackmailed them, threatening to release the embarrassing photos or videos if (her) demands were not met.  The user threatened to send the photos to the male classmates' friends and post them all over the internet.

Mr. Stancl's alter-ego demanded that the boys meet with (her) "male friend" and exchange sex acts with him.  The friend, of course, was Mr. Stancl.  According to testimony, seven of the victims admit to performing sex acts on Mr. Stancl or having sex acts performed on them by Mr. Stancl.  According to the boys, Mr. Stancl took pictures on his cell phone while engaging in these acts.

When raiding his house, police discovered 300 nude images of juvenile males on his computer.  The youngest victim of sex acts was 15; the pictures included victims as young as 13-years-old.

The incidents, which started in spring 2007, finally ended in November of last year.  Mr. Stancl was brought in for questioning about a bomb threat written on bathroom walls, which he stands accused of scrawling.  The threat closed New Berlin Eisenhower Middle and High School.  After his questioning, the victims began to come forward about their disturbing experience with Mr. Stancl and his alter-ego on Facebook.

Stancl's attorney, Craig Kuhary says his client will plead not guilty, but hopes to reach a plea agreement on the charges.  He states merely, "It's too early in the case for me to make a statement, other than the fact at some point we are going to go into events that had taken place earlier that might have had some impact on what he did here."

New Berlin Police Lt. Mike Glider believes there may be even more victims.  He is urging anyone Mr. Stancl contacted to come forward.

Mr. Stancl's preliminary hearing has been scheduled for February 26.  If convicted of all the charges, he could receive a maximum sentence of 300 years behind bars.

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Tip of the Iceberg
By pcwhizzer on 2/5/2009 11:49:25 AM , Rating: -1
This is only the tip ladies and gentleman...It will not stop.

The only way to combat this is to watch over our kids, but hey, they can just use another laptop and hijack an internet connection from someone down the street or near their friends house! There is no way to really police this with kids, they will do what they want.

EDUCATION and morals people! Teach your kids the danger!!! F'in lame parents out there that don't know anything about the internet. Well, they need to be schooled to. It needs to be on the TV every night "How to surf the Internet and what to look for for safe browsing"
Use a device or software to curb browsing and filter sites? Kids will find out a workaround and bypass either by searching on Google, etc. Why, because my son did it, they aren't dumb!
Unplug the internet? Won't stop a kid from using a friends laptop and still connecting with sicko's.
Keep your kids home and watch over them every day? They will become hermits and prisoners of their own house?

Anyone come up with some good ideas, let me know, I will be sure to come up with a workaround.

The internet is just a vast place for sicko's and child rapist to hang out freely.

What we need is a system that identifies IP's and keeps an IP with the owner so that anything that is done on that IP is trackable back to the home if needed. Of course you will have those privacy idiots saying stuff about that. HEY, the internet is public! Once you post and surf outside of your home network it is no different than going to the market in your car or purchasing something at the drug store, they know who you are at that point! SHUT UP privacy idiots. It's like placing cameras on public street! They privacy advocidiots complain about that! Screw you! Its a dog mad public street you kcuf!

Anyway, just my opinion....

RE: Tip of the Iceberg
By CommodoreVic20 on 2/5/2009 11:55:53 AM , Rating: 4
What I don't understand is why didn't one of the 'victims' beat the shit out of him when they met. When I was 15 years old there is no way in hell someone would have blackmailed me into sucking their dick just because they have some nude pix of me. I think these victims may have been a little 'gay' themselves. I know I would have shown up with a bat and made him into silly putty.

RE: Tip of the Iceberg
By pcwhizzer on 2/5/2009 11:57:30 AM , Rating: 4
I concur with that! Good point..

RE: Tip of the Iceberg
By Murloc on 2/5/2009 12:17:55 PM , Rating: 2
yes, it's weird. 7 of them actually had sexual acts with him. Even if you present if you're not gay you are not really going to do it just because of some nude pics.

RE: Tip of the Iceberg
By TomZ on 2/5/2009 12:05:12 PM , Rating: 2
Exactly - I agree 100%. I'm not saying the guys "wanted it," but obviously there were not strongly motivated to avoid it either.

RE: Tip of the Iceberg
By mindless1 on 2/7/2009 2:07:24 PM , Rating: 2
We don't have enough info to know this for certain. For example, at what point the blackmailing started, and what their other concerns were. Consider that if it were known they had sent nude pictures of themselves, they could be labeled a sex offender for the rest of their lives and it could ruin any chances of getting into a good college, as could arrests for assault.

We'd really need the full story, obvious this predator had done a lot of scheming and manipulation to hook 7 people out of 31, that's a rather high ratio even for teens in their experimental years, considering the initial draw was that he was posed as a girl, not a gay guy when the pics were sent.

RE: Tip of the Iceberg
By ZachDontScare on 2/5/2009 2:57:29 PM , Rating: 2
Thats first thing I thought, too. Are our kids just too pussified these days, or what? And really, with so many nudie pictures out there, unless you plan on being President, who cares if there's one of you floating around?

RE: Tip of the Iceberg
By mindless1 on 2/7/2009 2:09:52 PM , Rating: 2
Don't you recall recent new of minors being charged as sex offenders for sending nude pics of themselves? There's more involved than just a bit of embarrassment though to a teenager even that might be enough if they were fragile emotionally. I'd imagine this perv targeted people who did seem fragile.

RE: Tip of the Iceberg
By Seemonkeyscanfly on 2/5/2009 4:17:58 PM , Rating: 2
You are forgetting the age difference...
Some of them were as young as 13.... Big difference in size between the average 13 year old and an 18 year old... 14 or 15 not much better, you have to go case by case at that age.
Your mental state changes a lot during these years. It's where you start to really learn to stand up for yourself. The victims might not have crossed that thresh hold.

RE: Tip of the Iceberg
By Belard on 2/11/2009 6:26:22 PM , Rating: 2
That is you. But millions of teenage boys are NOT you.

What those boys did was dumb (and girls do simular things on the net as well) - and that is how they got black-mailed. The fear of being caught was more important to their child-brains than telling mom or dad what happened.

This is why we have laws (moral and legal) is that children cannot make proper decisions like this. Neither can many adults, but thats a different thing.

All it should have taken is for these boys to be able to talk to their parents about the blackmail. Then a call to the police would have resulted in an investigation... "okay, lets meet here" and then bust this perv. ass.

Thousands of girls in the USA alone are tricked into prositution. Many dissappear because of the baddies on the internet. Parents have got to realise this and teach their kids to NOT MEET people they don't know. That dots on the screens are just that.

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