New Berlin – Describing a pattern of manipulation and deception using the social networking site Facebook, the Waukesha County district attorney today announced sexual assault charges against a New Berlin Eisenhower student who authorities say coerced male students into sexual encounters.Anthony R. Stancl, 18, posing as a female on Facebook, persuaded at least 31 boys to send him naked pictures 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, authorities say. All 31 boys attend New Berlin Eisenhower High School.
The sexual assaults occurred in the high school bathroom, the high school parking lot, the public library restroom, Valley View Park, Malone Park and at some of the victims’ homes, authorities say. At least seven boys were forced into performing sex acts. The 31 males range in age 13 to 19. The youngest sexual assault victim is 15. The investigation into Stancl began after bomb threats on Nov. 12 and Nov. 13 led to the closure of Eisenhower Middle and High School on Nov 14. The sexual assaults occurred throughout 2008. District Attorney Brad Schimel said that while the closure of school due to the bomb scare was costly and inconvenient, the charge “pales in comparison” to what investigators learned later. As police were investigating the bomb threat, which included confiscating Stancl’s computer, one victim came forward, he said.
Authorities believe there are more victims and are urging them to come forward, Police Lt. Mike Glider said.
February 12, 2009 by shortyxxx