A Wisconsin teenager was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday for an extortion scheme that had him tricking male classmates into sending them nude photos of themselves, then blackmailing them with exposure if they didn’t have sex with him. In 2008, defendant Anthony Stancl, who was 18 at the time, posed as a girl on Facebook and tricked more than 30 male classmates into sending him photos of themselves. According to court documents (.pdf), authorities found 300 photos of underage males on his computer as well as video of some of the victims exposing their genitals and masturbating; some of the victims were 15 years old. The photos were stored in 40 folders on Stancl’s computer, each of which was named after a victim whose photos were in the folder. In one case, police found 24 pictures of a single victim. The scheme occurred for about a year from November 2007 to November 2008, when victims came forward.
Wisconsin Teen Gets 15 Years for Facebook Sex-Extortion Scam
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