The scheme occurred for about a year from November 2007 to November 2008, when victims came forward.
At least seven of the victims said that Stancl, posing as a girl, threatened to post their nude pictures on the internet or send them to their friends unless they engaged in sexual activity with a male friend of "hers." When the victims met with the male friend, who was Stancl, the perpetrator performed oral sex on the victims and took a photo of the activity with his cellphone.
In one case, police found 24 pictures of a single victim.His attorney, Craig Kuhary, says that Stancl's activity was prompted by anxiety over his sexual orientation and the alienation he felt after he was humiliated and outed by another student.Stancl claimed he had been sexually assaulted by an upperclassman during his sophomore year.I love kids and I want to find somebody who equally loves children.I enjoy listening to music as well as playing instruments and singing. The feds didn't step in, for instance, when dozens of cops were under investigation for sexting and having sex with an underage girl in Oakland, California. prosecutors have been big lately on exercising jurisdiction over both social media and sexting, and these have also been the subject of much attention in Congress lately.Or when a Chicago cop was arrested for trafficking a 14-year-old. All of this helps suggest the decision to make this a federal matter is based more on opportunism and political agendas than the severity of O'Kimosh's crime or his threat to the public.Or in the recent case of a Bronx officer arrestd for paying to make sex tapes with a minor. The federal government has been exercising increasing control over sex-crime-related matters of all sorts lately.But getting the feds involved in cases like these is generally an awful idea (though O'Kimosh's position as a cop on a tribal reservation may have posed some special considerations here).Not only does it take away from matters that be handled by local law enforcement, but it subjects those convicted to incredibly harsh prison sentences.And that should concern you even if the plight of someone like O'Kimosh really doesn't, because pushing prison time above and beyond what's required for public safety and/or rehabilitation is how we exacerbate America's mass incarceration problem.