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Thursday, February 05, 2009

If you have teenagers that use the internet (meaning: if you have teenagers), make them read this story.

Warning: it’s disturbing.

A former New Berlin Eisenhower student was accused Wednesday of a pattern of manipulation and deception using the social networking site Facebook to coerce male schoolmates into sexual encounters.

Anthony R. Stancl, 18, posing as a female on Facebook, persuaded at least 31 boys to send him naked pictures of themselves and then blackmailed some of the boys into performing sex acts under the threat that the pictures would be released to the rest of the high school, according a criminal complaint.
People aren't who you think they are when you only know them through the internet. Heck, it's hard enough to get to know people in person.