Former YouTube star Austin Jones has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday (May 3) for child pornography
Jones, who is known for his a cappella covers and followed with the aid of hundreds online, was once charged and arrested in 2017 for two counts of production of infant pornography. The 26-year-old pleaded responsibleto one count.
A spokesperson for the US Attorney’s office in Chicago said that Jones was sentenced on Friday afternoon to 10 years in detention center and eight years of probation. He will be returned in court on Monday to determine when his jail time period begins.
According to Jones, he had obtained sexually explicit videos from various underage women in 2016 and 2017.
He instructed one of them to show that she was his largest fan via continuing to take such videos of herself.
Not solely that, his plea agreement stated that Jones tried to persuade other minor girls to ship him videos and pix of physique parts on 30 other events via Facebook’s Messenger.
Jones was launched on a US$100,000 (S$136,000) bail following his arrest and was ordered to home confinement and barred from using the Internet. YouTube has also terminated his account.