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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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By robinthakur on 2/11/2009 10:04:51 AM , Rating: 2
You might not believe it, but that comes down to your individual faith. I have no religious beliefs whatsoever and neither do millions or billions of other people, and the religious viewpoint doesn't really affect scientific outcomes, does it?. Religion at least is something you choose to believe in and is not genetically determined.

The BBC had an article on the study and the findings were widely reported.

The fact that no religion in the world deigns to "accept" a naturally occuring phenomenon which also exists in the animal world is also irrelevent. I really couldn't care less what they choose to believe, and frankly how many burning bushes and people-turning-into-salt do you see on a daily basis? Since when did we base modern scientific understanding on the Bible, of all things? Evolution also brought about homosexuality (by your own argument, and they are 'generally' born to heterosexual parents lol) and there's nothing to stop gay people from using their own DNA to reproduce, just not with each other...they even have been known not to have gay children. Wow, how shocking! </sarcasm> Its almost as shocking as you declaring first that religion is against homosexual acts and then using *Evolution* of all theories to try and cement your point. I think the two do not make good bed-fellows...

Gay people don't need VIP's and people of influence to tell the wider world that it is naturally occurring, because they already know this for themselves. Perhaps if you actually talk to any, before gracing us with your opinion, it would be as obvious to you.

You might as well say that Black people, Jews and other minorities are 'deviants' because from a gay person's perspective this argument is absolutely no different (the Nazis certainly treated all these groups similarly). I'm sure that religious people would love homosexuality not to be naturally occurring so that they can carry on their hate campaign against it, blaming them for hurricanes, floods and other kinds of generally inclement weather. Ludicrous.

Those with a functioning brain (gay or straight) can make their own minds up on which is believable and facts-based and which claim is made up by narrow minded, frequently hypocritical, people to pray upon the divisiveness and gullability of the their target audience.

By mircea on 2/11/2009 1:22:26 PM , Rating: 2
Where in my post did you see anything about the bible or burning bushes or people-turning-to-salt???

"A UK scientist said this was evidence sexual orientation was set in the womb." This does not make for scientific proof. It's someone opinion on the matter. Of course you'll take for granted and point others to someone who supports your view point. Just as I normally do. No human on earth will be objective to this and a few other clashing view points. Until there is flowing research from the womb to gay bar, there is no proof.

Just because religion and evolution don't stand together it doesn't make the point invalid. As you said, humans can adopt or use DNA to continue life. What other species on earth can do that? The general rule of evolution as stated before in this case stands. Why we need a liquid hidrogen tube to support a 'naturally occurring' thing?

By the way Hollywood and western media go about it you'd think half the world is homosexually oriented. Yet out of 6.5 billion people, only millions are as. So I say that VIP and people in position do influence the general view on this point.

Well done! Try to mix in race, ethnicity and the evil in the world in, so I would be afraid to speak out against a behaviour? That will surely make me more narrow minded.

Just because something like gay behaviour happens in millions of people on the planet doesn't mean it's naturally occurring. Rape is a behaviour that happens much more frequent, yet we can't accept it as natural, it's a criminal behaviour. Handicaps or other birth defects or sickness is not accepted as natural no matter how often it happens. Now because homosexuality is not a criminal behaviour or something interfering with normal life and activities doesn't make it any more natural.

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