Police Investigate Man Posing Online as a New Berlin West Student

Waukesha police officers investigated an incident where a man posed as a New Berlin teenager and sent a girl a picture of his genitals, according to a search warrant affidavit.

An out-of-state man suspected of posing on Facebook as a New Berlin West High School student to chat with underage girls won't be arrested by Waukesha police.

Waukesha police investigated an incident where a man may have posed as a teenage boy in an effort to meet with a Waukesha 13-year-old girl. The police department is not referring charges because of jurisdictional issues. However, the case is being turned over to authorities in California.

According to a search warrant filed in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Nov. 19, officers were informed by the girl’s mother that her daughter received a friend request on her Facebook account from a person who said they were a New Berlin West High School student.

The girl accepted the friend request after she saw two of her friends were also listed as friend’s of the supposed New Berlin teen. The girl had numerous chats with the supposed teen, both online and by phone.

On Oct. 21, the alleged teen asked the girl if he could have his aunt pick her up and they could meet up at Mayfair Mall, according to the affidavit. The girl’s parents refused to let the girl meet up with him.

The girl’s mother contacted New Berlin West and asked to see if the boy attended the school and they discovered no record of the teen ever attending class there. The girl told police she also suspected the man she was chatting with wasn’t a student because of the sound of his voice and he lacked knowledge of high school-aged events.

The girl said on one occasion the supposed teen sent her a picture of a penis, which she said made her uncomfortable and she wanted to change the subject, according to the affidavit.

It's not the first time someone's created a fake Facebook account to talk with teens in the New Berlin School District. Anthony Stancl, a student at New Berlin Eisenhower, posed as a teenage girl, chatted with dozens of young men at the school and had them send the "girl" naked pictures.

Stancl used the pictures to blackmail seven boys into having sex with him. Charged with sexual assault, Stancl is now spending 15 years in prison for the crimes that made national news.

Jason J November 29, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Good on the Mom for doing her own investigation and being worried about what is best for her child. There needs to be more parents like that out there.


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