Subscribing To Jail: YouTube Star Sentenced To 10 Years For Soliciting Porn From Children

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Austin Jones, singer who hit it big on YouTube, gets 10-year prison sentence for child pornography

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YouTuber Austin Jones Sent To Jail For 10 Years

What a nasty snake!

According to a Buzzfeed report, popular YouTube creator Austin Jones has been sentenced to a decade in prison for child porn. Jones pleaded guilty in February to enticing six underage girls to send him explicit videos to “prove” they were his “biggest fan.” The singer would regularly persuade underage girls to send him sexually explicit videos of themselves.

Jones, 26, of Bloomingdale, Illinois, pleaded guilty in February to one count of receipt of child pornography. He admitted in a plea agreement that in 2016 and 2017 he enticed six girls, as young as 14 years old. According to prosecutors, he also told some of his victims that the videos were part of a modeling opportunity and said he could help them gain followers on social media. SMH.

“Production and receipt of child pornography are extraordinarily serious offenses that threaten the safety of our children and communities,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Katherine Neff Welsh said in a sentencing memo. “Jones’s actions took something from his victims and their families that they will never be able to get back.”

Impact statements from the victims motivated the 10-year sentence.

 

How sick.

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