More bad press for Facebook

February 8, 2009
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This time the headline screams: Teen accused of sex assaults in Facebook scam.

Ooooh, very exciting and dramatic. Turns out some 18-year-old conned classmates into doing dodgy stuff.

An 18-year-old US student is accused of posing as a girl on Facebook, tricking at least 31 male classmates into sending him naked photos of themselves and then blackmailing some for sex acts …

Anthony Stancl, of New Berlin, west of Milwaukee, was charged on Wednesday 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. 

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While there’s no denying the guy sounds like an A-grade ass-wipe, it’s also worth pointing out that the “victims” were all willing participants at the start.

Good lesson here fellahs, that hot chick you think you’re chatting to online could be anyone … a classmate, your next door neighbour, a truck driver named Bubba … anyone.

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