A judge has condemned former YouTuber Austin Jones to ten years in jail after he confessed to one count of “receipt of child pornography “.
YouTube removed Jones’ channel back in February after his guilty plea. Jones’ career as a musician started in 2007, and he rose to frame on YouTube with his a capella covers of well-known songs. In 2015, reports surfaced that he had contacted underage girls to send him videos. Jones admitted to the allegations in a video on his channel, saying that he was humiliated, however, denied that he solicited explicit videos from fans.
Be that as it may, Jones was later captured in 2017 for soliciting explicit videos from two underage girls. ((Content warning: the federal complaint contains explicit content that some might find disturbing), and he confessed to using Facebook and iMessage to talk with teenage girls, urging them to send him pornographic videos. Jones conceded to the charges. While YouTube demonitized his account, it didn’t at first remove his account following his guilty plea, saying that the channel itself didn’t violate its terms of service. Be that as it may, it immediately changed its mind, and took down the channel.
Now, Jones will spend up to a decade in prison. Homeland Security Special Agent-in-Charge James Gibbons said in a release that “today’s sentencing of Austin Jones represents a major step towards justice for the young victims whom he manipulated and exploited.”