What the F*ck?! YouTube Star Arrested for Child Porn Released from Jail
When YouTube star Austin Jones was arrested and charged with two counts of production of child pornography earlier this week, prosecutors urged the judge to hold him in federal custody until his detention hearing because he is a “risk to the community and there’s a danger he’ll flee.” While U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Mason kept him locked up for a few days, he ultimately decided to let the 24-year-old be released to his mother’s custody on a $100,000 bond.
The musician must remain in his mom’s house in a Chicago suburb for 24 hours a day and cannot use the Internet, including any forms of social media, as he awaits trial.
CBS Chicago unsealed the criminal complaint against the YouTuber on Tuesday, which describes him allegedly pressuring two 14-year-old girls to send him sexually explicit videos on separate occasions. A portion of the affidavit read:
“Victim B stated that she was Jones’ biggest fan. Jones repeatedly told her that she was ‘so lucky’ to have his attention and that she needed to ‘prove’ that she was his biggest fan. Jones stated that he wanted to ‘spank’ Victim B, and told her to ‘[t]hink about how amazing that would be for you!! To have your favorite singer spanking your ass!’ He then said, ‘If you’re lucky, maybe I’d let you suck my d*ck.'”
Austin also allegedly asked Victim A to dance on camera and “make it clap super loud and talk about [her] age the whole time.”
If the YT guy is convicted, he faces at least 30 years in prison, as both charges come with a minimum 15-year sentence.
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