YouTube Star to be Sentenced in Child Porn Case

UPDATE: Jones has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and eight years of supervised release.

YouTube singer Austin Jones is scheduled to be sentenced in Chicago federal court for getting six girls to send him sexually explicit videos. Jones has a large teen following. At Friday’s sentencing, prosecutors are seeking an 11-year prison sentence. The defense wants a minimum of five years.

A government sentencing memorandum says that the 26-year-old manipulated fans and “preyed on their youth … and … adoration of him.” The filing included excerpts from his online conversations with the girls, ages 14 and 15. Jones pleaded guilty in February to child pornography.

Source: YouTube star faces prison for coercing teen admirers to perform sexually explicit dances in live online chats – Chicago Tribune

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