A US teen convicted of using Facebook to blackmail dozens of male classmates into sex has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Nineteen-year-old Anthony Stancl of New Berlin showed no emotion as the sentence was handed down on Wednesday.
Stancl pleaded no contest in December to two felonies, including repeated sexual assault of a child.
He apologised during sentencing, saying he has learned to understand what his victims went through.
He had faced a maximum 30-year sentence.
Stancl is accused of posing as a girl on Facebook and tricking more than 30 male classmates into sending him naked photos of themselves, then using the photos to blackmail them for sex.
You know if I was 16 and a guy gave me a choice of him releasing a naked photo of me, or having sex with him, it would not be a difficult decision. I’d choose the embarrassing photo over well, coerced sex.
It seems he coerced 7 out of 31 classmates into sex over having the photos released. Amazing.