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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 Fritzr on 2/11/2009 9:38:54 PM , Rating: 2
No religion? The Iriquois certainly accepted them. Gay braves were usually elite warriors.

The Anglican Church appears to accept homosexuality. At least they are willing to ordain gay ministers.

Just two examples. There are many religions around the world which are quite accepting of gays. The USA is quite backward and provincial in this respect.

You personally do not like gays and they are unacceptable in your religion. Your religion is not the only one in this world.

As for evolution, look at African wild dogs and around the world the various wolves. The alpha female raises pups, the rest of the pack supports them. To be a junior pack member is similar to being a strict gay ... no offspring. Canines are not alone in this type of behavior.

The Theory of Natural Selection does not state that seeming non-survival characteristics will die out. It simply states that unless there is an offsetting advantage, the characteristic will be less likely to be passed on. Having double sickle cell anemia genes is usually fatal, a single offers resistance to malaria, none makes malaria more dangerous ... sickle cell anemia disappears from the population when malaria is removed ... it becomes more common where malaria exists.

When there is a chance that a small neo-natal change wil generate homosexuality it will be selected against...if the same thing also provides a benefit then you will see the non-survival trait in a constant percentage of the population generation after generation.

Homosexuality appears to be a non-survival characteristic, but there is evidence that homosexuality has been around for as long as we have written records. I'd say that it is unlikely to be cultural since it appears in all cultures and religions. That last part strongly implies a biological basis. There are also brain changes that have been found to be consistent with the individual's sexual preferences.


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