Tuesday, June 13, 2017

YouTube Singer Austin Jones Facing Child Porn Charges



A 24-year-old pop singer with a large teen following has been arrested on two charges of producing child pornography.

Austin Jones, who boasts more than half a million YouTube subscribers, is accused of asking underage female fans to send him sexually explicit videos and images.

If convicted, he faces a minimum 15-year prison sentence and a maximum of 30 years.

Jones of Bloomingdale appeared in U.S. District Court in Chicago wearing orange jail clothes and ankle chains. Asked by U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Mason if he understood he's charged with two counts of production of child pornography, he answered quietly, "Yes, your honor."

The fans are referred to in the complaint as "Victim A" and "Victim B," and they were around 14 years old when Jones allegedly encouraged them to make the videos by — in one instance — telling one he wanted her to prove what she said about being his "biggest fan," the complaint said.

Some of Jones' music videos have garnered millions of views on YouTube and he's parlayed his online popularity into tours, most recently to parts of Europe. He does original music and also covers the work of Justin Bieber and others. His "primary fan base appears to be teenage girls," the complaint said.

Jones was arrested Monday at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and he remains in a federal jail in Chicago. A bond hearing was set for Wednesday and prosecutors said they'll oppose his release. Jones didn't have his own lawyer and will enter a plea at an upcoming arraignment.

In incidents in May 2017, and August 2016, the complaint alleges, he directed the girls how to perform sex acts, even telling them what to wear and say; he spoke about the videos as "try outs."

On several occasions, both victims expressed reservations about what they were doing, but Jones encouraged them to continue; Victim A told Jones repeatedly that she was only 14, the filing said. And Jones appeared to understand what they were doing was wrong, telling Victim B, "I seriously shouldn't be talking to you," according to the complaint.

"I'm just trying to help you!" he allegedly wrote in an online chat with Victim B about his detailed directions, according to the complaint. "I know you're trying your hardest to prove you're my biggest fan. And I don't want to have to find someone else."

18 comments:

Tricia13 said...

What an effin creep. "You Tube" needs to vet their "sensations"

tuga said...

This is interesting; Why isn't there a photo of this sh!tstain accompanying the article? He isn't an " alleged " offender or a suspect, he's a confirmed sexual predator. How 'bout shaming him instead of shaming cheaters?

hothotheat said...

Isn't this the kid that Ellen had on her show years ago? He did a Gaga song, Papparrazi, I think.

Angela6 said...

You Tube won't even remove terrorists rantings.

Tricia13 said...

Very ,sadly true@Angela6

Kat said...

I read somewhere else that he has an escalating history - back in 2015, he publicly admitted he was in therapy because he had been asking underage fans to send him videos of them twerking, and had demonstrated for them how he wanted them to twerk. I'm not sure why he posted this admission on Facebook - I'm assuming it was already public, not that he was so forthcoming about the wrongdoing on his own - and it didn't sound like he was asking for naked/underwear twerking, so I guess no charges back then. He clearly cannot control himself. It wouldn't surprise me if that's part of why he's not being let out on bail and they are not giving him any leniency in the charges - they know his propensity to continue the behavior or escalate is very high.

say what said...

He is a p.o.s. He is sick and demented. I mean....come on...14 year old girls. Please put him in prison. If they let him go, he's going to do it again and again and again. I'm sorry, but people like him don't change. They will just get better at hiding it.

say what said...

Ellen just sees a cute video and puts them on her show and makes them famous. I wish her staff would at least look into backgrounds and vet people before they book anyone.

austin said...

No.. that was Greyson Chance.

police dog said...

I read the court transcripts.

this guy is a sick fuck.

Lisa said...

No. That was Greyson Chance. He's 19. He's still around a bit. Seems to be a nice kid.

tuga said...

Thank you for adding the pic.

Patrick said...

I'd be willing to bet some truly horrible ish occurred on those tours in eastern Europe.

Hot Cola said...

What a disgusting scam.

James said...

This dude is one sick demented fuck he knew how old A&B hopefully he gets a lengthy sentence

Anne said...

Ugh this hair style

Jimbo said...

His cute ass is going to be very popular in prison. Bon voyage baby

Mz Kitty said...

Another sick fuck youtuber taking advantage of young fangirls