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According to twincities.com 19 year old Anthony Stancl posed as a female on the popular social site Facebook and convinced 31 of his male counterparts to send him naked photos. Stancl then used the photos to blackmail seven boys between the ages of 15 and 18 for sex. The prosecutor then stated that when Stancl was 13 years old, he was convicted of having sexual contact with a 3-year-old boy and served 10 days in secure detention. When he was arrested police found 300 photos and other evidence on his computer.

His defense his lawyer, Craig Kuhary, said that his client was a good student and hard worker but was uncomfortable with his bisexuality.   Stancl formed a romantic relationship with an openly gay student that got put on blast at school before he was emotionally ready, which lead to Stancl’s classmates shunning him and caused his grade-point average to drop from 3.7 to 1.8.

That defense was not good enough because the judge felt that Stancl had shown planning, effort, and a “gift” for manipulation and when it was all said and done Stancl received a 15-year sentence plus 13 years of extended supervision.