Tony Stancl is a predator, of sorts. He's also a kid. And like most highschoolers in this age of technology and texting, for the kids at Eisenhower High sending sexy pictures to each other is no big deal. But as Michael Gross in this GQ piece eloquently lays out, despite the nonchalance of the students over the allegations of "ass rape", Tony Stancl could spend the rest of his life in prison.
I love this story. It's so perverse, complex and yet simple. And I'm sure there will be copy cats. Years ago I chided a friend for passing himself off as a woman to get guys to do freaky things on their web cam. I started to write a story about it, which I never finished. Maybe this real life case will help me write the ending to my fictional tale of lust and obsession. Yeah, "L" and "O", nothing intrigues this writer more.