Facebook Teen Sex Blackmailer Gets 15 Years

Wisconsin youth coerced males after getting nude photos
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2010 11:12 AM CST
Facebook Teen Sex Blackmailer Gets 15 Years
Anthony Stancl leaves court in December.   (AP Photo/Journal Sentinel,Tom Lynn)

A Wisconsin teenager who used Facebook to blackmail fellow male students into sex acts has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Anthony Stancl, now 19, posed as a girl on the site and solicited nude photos from at least 31 young men. He then threatened to make them public unless the youths had sex with him.

The judge imposed the tough sentence because he thinks Stancl is manipulative and remains a danger, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I'm afraid of what he can and might do." Stancl apologized for putting his victims through a "terrible situation," but the judge still tripled the defense attorney's request of 5 years. He also tacked on an additional 13 years of supervision. (More Anthony Stancl stories.)

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