Facebook femme fatale: Youth accused of sex blackmail plot

Graham Cluley

Police have accused a teenager with sexual assault after he allegedly posed as a girl on Facebook, encouraged 31 classmates to send him naked photos, and blackmailed them into performing sexual acts.

18-year-old Anthony Stancl of New Berlin, Wisconsin, has been charged with five counts of child enticement, two counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child, two counts of third-degree sexual assault, possession of child pornography, repeated sexual assault of the same child, and making a bomb threat.

All 31 boys attend New Berlin Eisenhower Middle/High School, according to Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel.

There’s much more detail about this horrific case in a report by the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel newspaper, but I…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.