Anthony Stancl was sentenced today to 15 years in prison and another 13 years of extended supervision.
Stancl is the New Berlin Eisenhower student accused of making a bomb threat and using Facebook to dupe male classmates into sending him nude photos of themselves and then coercing some of them to perform sexual acts.
The Journal Sentinel reports:
Before the sentence was imposed, Stancl apologized to the victims and their families, the New Berlin School District, and his own family, especially a brother and sister who continued to attend New Berlin Schools and faced what Stancl called a hostile environment.
"I put you through a terrible situation," he said."
Stancl was initially charged with a dozen felonies. As part of a plea agreement, 10 of the charges were dismissed, but considered in sentencing.
The case received local and national media attention.
The Journal Sentinel also tells us that District Attorney Brad Schimel wasn't sure that "this case with all its publicity, was getting through to kids because new cases of sexting have continued to occur".