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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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RE: Idiots
By wordsworm on 2/6/2009 2:25:31 AM , Rating: 2
Intentionally exposing young children to porn via making them sit in front of a TV while a porn DVD is playing is, and should be, criminal. I have no idea what gave you the idea that I was a pedophile. Are you just trolling, or are you an idiot?

There's nothing wrong with homosexuality at all. I've known both genders - lesbians and gays - who tended to be outstanding individuals, just as I've known heterosexuals who were idiots. I'm guessing that you're one of them.

RE: Idiots
By madoka on 2/6/2009 4:46:04 AM , Rating: 2
Have you forgotten your stance on porn spam? Let me refresh your memory. You claimed it was perfectly fine for spammers to send hardcore ads to young children. Furthermore, you claimed that there was nothing wrong with children watching hardcore porn. You got negged on those posts as well. You don't seem to see that your views are twisted and certainly in the minority.

RE: Idiots
By wordsworm on 2/6/2009 6:30:57 AM , Rating: 1
You're an idiot who lacks reading comprehension. I said kids wouldn't be interested in porn spam. They simply wouldn't care. I was supporting the position that spam is a freedom of speech issue and that kids were both unlikely to get porn spam (unless they're putting their email addresses on porn sites) and unlikely to care if they did see it. If, on the other hand they saw Barney or that train that kids are into, I'm sure that would be another story.

Whether I'm in the minority or majority, it makes no difference. Right and wrong don't care about those things. You are the one who is twisting what you read into something that was not said. Did you go to the same school the Bush II did? The one that neglected to teach him how to hold a book upright or take the lens caps off of binoculars?

So what if I believe in freedom of speech. It doesn't make me a pedophile any more than university made Bush II become intelligent.

RE: Idiots
By mindless1 on 2/7/2009 1:51:06 PM , Rating: 2
Well you wrote:

"Most of the guys I know, and plenty of the women enjoy watching and participating in homosexual sex. "

Which basically means you deliberately segregate yourself from most of society, either by choice, or through the reactions of others to your choices.

Being part of a minority doesn't make you wrong automatically, but of course there are also people who are a minority because of something they do wrong if you wanted to describe wrong-doers as a group. I am not speaking of homosexuals as a group, since that is a preference I can decline I am more offended by this idea that free speech to you means we have to allow others to FORCE their speech upon us.

Free speech does not ever mean you get to force someone to listen. It is always the listener's choice. Spam is never about freedom of speech when it is meant to popularize porn, sell other products. People who take action to opt-in to a mailing list should receive it, that's what free speech allows not crap you don't want. That includes you having no right to stand on my front porch and spew crap, an email box is private property too even if "private" means a business.

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