Internet Star Austin Jones Charged with Felony Child-Porn Production


YouTube star Austin Jones is charged with two felony counts of production of child pornography.

The 24-year-old allegedly pursued underage fans and persuaded them to send him graphic videos to "prove" their devotion to him.

Legal documents say Jones' home was searched while he was interviewed by Homeland Security Investigations.

"He admitted that he had used Facebook to have sexually explicit chats with the girls that he directed them to make videos of themselves dancing in a sexually explicit way and instructed them on what to wear, say, and do in the videos, including performing sexual acts, knowing that they were 14 to 15 years old; that he requested that they send the sexually explicit videos to him, either via Facebook or Apple’s iMessage service; and that he received the videos, viewed them, and masturbated while watching them."

While this finally resulted in an arrest, this wasn't the first time Jones solicited these videos from fans.

Two years ago, it was found Jones asked his fans to send him videos of themselves twerking.

He later released an apology, saying he only asked for the videos because he was "desperate for attention".

"I was desperate for reassurance. I wanted to feel good about myself. At the time, I thought it was just fun and goofy. I was young. I was stupid. I wasn't thinking clearly.

Over time, I've began to see it was wrong and I shouldn't have done it."


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