A YouTube star who preyed upon his large teenage following by coercing young girls to send him sexually explicit videos was sentenced in a Chicago federal court to 10 years in prison. Jones' lawyers sought the minimum of five years, but the judge ultimately gave him 10 years in federal prison. Prosecutors said Jones "preyed on their youth, their vulnerabilities and most glaringly, their adoration of him," according to the Associated Press. A defense filing contended Jones' life was "marred with abuse, pain, loss and death. Once known for producing a cappella covers such as "Sugar, We're Going Down" by Fall Out Boy and "Sorry" by Justin Bieber in a series of skillfully edited videos, Jones amassed a following that included more than , subscribers and gave him more than 41 million views on YouTube. Court documents show that Jones admitted to pursuing online conversations with six girls, aged either 14 or 15, in and
YouTube Star Austin Jones Sentenced For Soliciting Minors For Explicit Videos
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ChuChu TV, the company responsible for some of the most widely viewed toddler content on YouTube, has a suitably cute origin story. Vinoth Chandar, the CEO, had always played around on YouTube, making Hindu devotionals and little videos of his father, a well-known Indian music producer. To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone app. Chu Chu loved it. In a few weeks, it had , views. After posting just two videos, he had 5, subscribers to his channel.
YouTube star gets 10 years for persuading underage girls to send him sexually explicit videos
By Bruce Haring. A popular YouTube singer has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for soliciting sexually explicit videos from his teenaged female fans. Austin Jones , age 26, built a strong following by singing a cappella covers of pop hits and had done well in concert tours.
CNN There are plenty of reasons for parents to be leery about what their kids can find on social media. Today we've heard from hundreds of concerned schools and parents about the horrifying Momo challenge which has reportedly been appearing in children's YouTube videos, causing panic and upset amongst young people. We hope you find our guide useful