Facebook Teen Sex Blackmailer Found Guilty

Anthony Stancl now faces up to 30 years in jail
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2009 6:48 AM CST
Anthony Stancl leaves court after pleading no contest to two felonies at the Waukesha County Court House yesterday.   (AP Photo/Journal Sentinel,Tom Lynn)
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(Newser) – A Wisconsin teen accused of using Facebook to blackmail fellow students into performing sex acts has been found guilty of two counts of sexual assault. Prosecutors say Anthony Stancl, 19, posed as a girl on the social networking site and tricked seven boys in his high school into sending him nude photos—which he then used to coerce them into sex acts, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Ten other counts were dropped as part of a plea bargain, but they will be taken into account when Stancl is sentenced. He is expected to receive up to 30 years in jail. The local district attorney says the victims and their families are happy with the plea deal as it will spare them from having to testify, and gives them resolution before the holidays.

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