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RayvenAlandria
I know most people here are smart enough not to send a stranger nudie shots or personal info, but I'm going to post this anyway. Everyone should keep in mind that the people you meet online may not be who you think they are. Case in point, a few years ago I found my profile on two dating sites I had never joined. They had stolen my photos and my entire profile from a different dating site, which I was a member of. I knew exactly where and when they stole it because I had rewritten the profile and the one they stole had only been on one site for about a week. I contacted the dating sites and demanded they be removed, threatened to sue them etc... and they never replied or removed the profiles. I asked a lawyer what I could do about it and was told I really couldn't do anything. The site was apparently a foreign-based one and getting another government to care about enforcing our laws is next to impossible. Perhaps if someone was murdered they might care, but if con-artists are using other people's personal info to con people they generally don't give a shit. I learned the hard way that anything you post online is fair game. Be careful what you post online and be careful who you trust.

I am linking to an article about a predator. This ephebophile, like many others, used the internet to find his victims. He set up a fake female persona who got young boys to send him nude photos and then he used those photos to blackmail them into performing sex acts. This kind of shit happens more often than people want to believe it does.

Be careful, and watch over your children.

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http://www.news.c...39,00.html


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A TEENAGER has been charged with sexual assault after he allegedly posed as a girl on
Facebook, had classmates send him naked photos and blackmailed them into performing sex acts.

Anthony Stancl, 18 of New Berlin, Wisconsin, persuaded at least 31 boys to send him compromising pictures and then coerced some of them to perform sexual acts to keep him from releasing the photos on the internet, prosecutors said.

"The kind of manipulation that occurred here is really sinister in my estimation," Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel told the Associated Press.

Mr Stancl is accused of posing as a girl, named either Kayla or Emily, who would ask his schoolmates to perform sexual acts on a male friend of her or trick them into sending nude photos or videos of themselves.

They were told that if they didn't comply, the girl would send the nude photos or movies to their friends and post them on the internet, according to the criminal complaint.

Mr Stancl 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.

The incidents occurred from mid-2007 until the time of Mr Stancl's arrest in November last year.

The investigation into Mr Stancl began after bomb threats in November led to the closure of his school, New Berlin Eisenhower Middle/High School, JSOnline reports.

Police said the threats were sent via email from a computer that Mr Stancl was logged into at a public library.

During the bomb threat investigation into Mr Stancl one of his alleged victims went to police after Mr Stancl asked him to get nude pictures of his brother, prosecutors said.

More than 300 naked photos and movie clips of his classmates and another 600 professionally made pornographic movies of children were allegedly found on Mr Stancl's computer.

Mr Stancl's lawyer, Craig Kuhary, told the Associated Press his client plans to plead not guilty.

"It's too early in the case for me to make a statement, other than the fact at some point we are going to go into events that had taken place earlier that might have had some impact on what he did here," he said.
 
Bob of QF
RayvenAlandria wrote:
I know most people here are smart enough not to send a stranger nudie shots or personal info, but I'm going to post this anyway. Everyone should keep in mind that the people you meet online may not be who you think they are. Case in point, a few years ago I found my profile on two dating sites I had never joined. They had stolen my photos and my entire profile from a different dating site, which I was a member of. I knew exactly where and when they stole it because I had rewritten the profile and the one they stole had only been on one site for about a week. I contacted the dating sites and demanded they be removed, threatened to sue them etc... and they never replied or removed the profiles. I asked a lawyer what I could do about it and was told I really couldn't do anything. The site was apparently a foreign-based one and getting another government to care about enforcing our laws is next to impossible. Perhaps if someone was murdered they might care, but if con-artists are using other people's personal info to con people they generally don't give a shit. I learned the hard way that anything you post online is fair game. Be careful what you post online and be careful who you trust.

I am linking to an article about a predator. This ephebophile, like many others, used the internet to find his victims. He set up a fake female persona who got young boys to send him nude photos and then he used those photos to blackmail them into performing sex acts. This kind of shit happens more often than people want to believe it does.

Be careful, and watch over your children.

_________________________________________


http://www.news.c...39,00.html


___________________________________________



A TEENAGER has been charged with sexual assault after he allegedly posed as a girl on
Facebook, had classmates send him naked photos and blackmailed them into performing sex acts.

Anthony Stancl, 18 of New Berlin, Wisconsin, persuaded at least 31 boys to send him compromising pictures and then coerced some of them to perform sexual acts to keep him from releasing the photos on the internet, prosecutors said.

"The kind of manipulation that occurred here is really sinister in my estimation," Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel told the Associated Press.

Mr Stancl is accused of posing as a girl, named either Kayla or Emily, who would ask his schoolmates to perform sexual acts on a male friend of her or trick them into sending nude photos or videos of themselves.

They were told that if they didn't comply, the girl would send the nude photos or movies to their friends and post them on the internet, according to the criminal complaint.

Mr Stancl 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.

The incidents occurred from mid-2007 until the time of Mr Stancl's arrest in November last year.

The investigation into Mr Stancl began after bomb threats in November led to the closure of his school, New Berlin Eisenhower Middle/High School, JSOnline reports.

Police said the threats were sent via email from a computer that Mr Stancl was logged into at a public library.

During the bomb threat investigation into Mr Stancl one of his alleged victims went to police after Mr Stancl asked him to get nude pictures of his brother, prosecutors said.

More than 300 naked photos and movie clips of his classmates and another 600 professionally made pornographic movies of children were allegedly found on Mr Stancl's computer.

Mr Stancl's lawyer, Craig Kuhary, told the Associated Press his client plans to plead not guilty.

"It's too early in the case for me to make a statement, other than the fact at some point we are going to go into events that had taken place earlier that might have had some impact on what he did here," he said.


I've little doubt that Mr Stancl's a devout Catholic or worse...
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JohnH
I will now come off as a jerk. I make no apologies for that. I will say emphatically that I am not blaming the victims, they are indeed victims. They are also at a minimum naive, and probably have low self esteem.

I have two male children, now adult. I will state without equivocation that this would not have happened to them. Think of what these victims did. They sent nude pictures to some person they did not know, for the promise of a fuck or something. Then when confronted with the fact that it was a male, not a female, they allowed themselves to be used sexually rather then let the photos become public. They chose sexual humiliation rather than embarrassment, assuming of course they are not homosexual.

Yes they are children. Yes they are confused and conflicted, particularly by sexual matters. Someone who was secure in themselves would not have done the final act. Someone who was paying attention to the world would not have done the first act.

I wonder if the perpetrator knew the victims well enough to guess that he might be successful at what he planed. If so, I would blame the parents, and the school, and the other students as much as I would blame the creep.
 
Bob of QF
JohnH wrote:
I wonder if the perpetrator knew the victims well enough to guess that he might be successful at what he planed. If so, I would blame the parents, and the school, and the other students as much as I would blame the creep.


Oh, I agree.

Parents these days are lax in their parenting.

Giving an underage kid a computer with unlimited access to the internet is just asking for it.

Same as giving an underage kid unlimited or unmonitored access to a cell phone.....borrowing trouble.

In both cases, it represents parents failing to put proper limits on their bratty kids--- kids without limits quickly become either spoiled brats, or victims or both.

Same goes for a kid with a tv and unlimited cable in his room...

The parents are definitely at fault as well as the perp.
Quantum Junction: Use both lanes

Reality is that which is left, after you stop believing.
 
RayvenAlandria
I agree that it doesn't happen to children who are secure and properly loved at home. It would not happen to my children, of that I am certain. I devote my life to making sure my children feel loved and are secure in themselves. My relationship with them is so solid that they were/are not vulnerable to such things.

I was though, and I was a victim of such a predator.

I was not raised the way I raise(d) my kids. I was ignored and neglected. I was vulnerable to manipulation.

I do blame the parents, not as much as the perpetrator, but I do firmly hold them responsible for their part in the dynamic.

I have very strong feelings about the way our society raises children. What we consider *normal* is utterly illogical. People have children and then never spend any time with them. They are shipped off to day care and then school. They spend more time with other people than they do their parents. Even when they are home at the same time, they are usually doing their own thing. It is unnatural. I think that is the main reason our society is so dysfunctional and why so many children fall victim to abusers. (of course, sometimes the abuser IS family)
 
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