Teenager Gets 15 Years for Facebook Sex Scam

The Associated Press reports that 19-year-old Anthony Stancl was accused of creating a fake Facebook profile purporting to be a teenage girl. During the period between spring of 2007 and November of 2008, Stancl used the profile to convince more than 30 of his male classmates to send him nude photos or videos. Police found more than 300 photos on Stancl's computer. Some of the photos depicted boys as young as fifteen years old.

Mr Stancl is said to have blackmailed the classmates involved by threatening to post the videos and pictures online if they did not engage in some sort of sexual activity with him. CNet cites an older AP report, which states that at least seven of the boys in Stancl's class have said they were coerced into performing sexual acts. Mr Stancl is alleged to have recorded these acts with his cell phone.

Stancl pleaded no contest to two felonies, including repeated sexual assault of a child. The AP reports that he showed no emotion when his sentence was handed down but that he apologized, saying he had learned to understand what his victims went through. He faced a maximum of 30 years in jail.

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  • Lets see how he likes being the one "coerced" for the next 15 years.
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  • People have to learn that on the Internet men are men, women are men and children are FBI agents.
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  • Sad indeed and 15 years sounds fair for blackmail rape.

    I don't know though, if someone threatened to show my wang online unless I perform sexual acts, looks like I'm going be seen online.
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  • while over hear in my part of the woods, two teachers from different school districts, one male, one female, get deferred adjudification and probation for sleeping with the students.
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  • Pretty messed up. No one deserves to be taken advantage of like that but people need to learn that once there's a digital copy on the internet, there's no take backs.

    15 years seems fair.
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  • Lets see how he likes being the one "coerced" for the next 15 years.
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