On Monday, the Youtuber Austin Jones, has been arrested and charged for child pornography, according to E! News.
The famous Youtuber, 24-year-old Austin Jones, was reportedly arrested on Monday on the grounds of two counts of child pornography. He was stopped at customs in Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and taken into custody, where he admitted to his charges in a recorded interview.
The Youtuber has over 500,000 subscribers on his channel and is known for his acapella covers for mainstream pop music.
Jones will reportedly stay in custody until his court hearing on Wednesday. According to the prosecutors on the case, the star is currently a “risk to the community and there’s a danger he’ll flee.”
If the court finds him guilty, Jones will be facing at least 15 years of prison time.
What Did He Do?
The charge was based on that Jones was allegedly communicating on Facebook in a sexual manner with two minors just this May and back in August 2016. According to E! News, Jones was asking one girl to “prove” that she is his “biggest fan” by sending him “sexually explicit videos” of herself.
Jones made a long statement on Facebook, saying: “I’m embarrassed. I’d have conversations online with girls that would involve me asking them to create a video of themselves twerking. Sometimes I’d make videos of myself doing some twerk moves in return. Here’s the truth: I NEVER asked them to do anything more than send a twerking video. Nothing EVER went beyond that.”
He continued to say: “I’ve been in therapy, seeking help to discover why I communicated with my fans in a way that I have come to fully realize was not appropriate… To anyone that I have made feel uncomfortable or awkward, I am deeply sorry for the hurt and shame I may have caused you.”