Last year, an awkward high school senior in Wisconsin went online, passed himself off as a flirtatious female student, and conned dozens of his male classmates into e-mailing him sexually explicit images of themselves. What he did next will likely send him to jail for a very long time
stop being a wuss, x told himself. x was only 15, and he didn't know a lot about girls, but he did know this:
If you wanted to get with a girl like Kayla, you couldn't be a wuss.
She IM'd him again.
will u send it? she asked.
Yes. He would. X pulled down his pants.
When he was ready, he pointed the camera, snapped a picture, and sent it.
omg, Kayla wrote. u r so hot.
now its yr turn, he wrote.
A minute later, Kayla sent a picture: shirt up, no bra, with the head cropped out.
Fuck, X thought. That's hot. Even her screen name was sexy. Kayla's Facebook page said she was a junior, and though he'd never actually met her, you couldn't know every girl in a school with 1,200 kids. The night before, Kayla friended him with a message saying she always saw him in the hall and wanted to say hi, but she was too shy.
Now she was asking for another picture.
ok, he typed. 1 minute.
X looked in the mirror and flexed. He pointed the camera, snapped, then checked the shot. Nah. He could do better.
He turned, flexed again, and snapped a few more. He picked the best one, cropped it, and sent it.
She loved it. Totally loved it.
Okay, now it was her turn. He wanted to see her face and body together, too.
sorry, she wrote, too embarrassed. :-\ She'd make it up to him, though. That was a promise.*