Youtube star Austin Jones pleads guilty to producing child pornography after forcing minors to send him explicit videos

Popular Youtube star Austin Jones faces at least five years in prison after he coerced girls as young as 14 to strip and make sexually explicit videos for him


                            Youtube star Austin Jones pleads guilty to producing child pornography after forcing minors to send him explicit videos

26-year-old singer and YouTube star Austin Jones faces at least five years in federal prison after pleading guilty on Friday to coercing six underage female fans to send him sexually explicit videos.

Jones, in his 27-page plea agreement, admitted that he had online conversations with six 14- and 15-year-old girls between 2010 and 2017. In these conversations, he also encouraged the girls to send him sexually explicit videos of themselves 'twerking'.

Court documents posted online detail the allegations against Jones in a report from a Homeland Security Special Agent. The documents allege that Jones sent numerous messages to the girls in which he instructed them to expose their genitals in videos sent to him through Facebook.

YouTuber Austin Jones. Source: Change.org
YouTuber Austin Jones. Source: Change.org

Jones used Facebook and iMessage to request sexually explicit videos from girls aged 14 to 15 according to the federal complaint. He even gave the underage girls scripts on exactly what to do and asked the girls to make films for him, according to the New York Daily News.

A transcript in the document rea,d "Now you need an intro to the video. At the beginning, get super close and say these lines: 'Hey Austin, it's (name) and this butt is (age) years old'. And then make it clap for 30 seconds. Got it?"

The girl then asked if the singer would not post it anywhere, to which he replied, "I delete them after I score them".

YouTuber, Austine Jones, pleads guilty to charges of Chil Pornography. (Source: Change.org)
YouTuber, Austine Jones, pleads guilty to charges of Chil Pornography. (Source: Change.org)

Documents also state that Jones continued to pressure one girl into changing outfits and staying up late. When the girl said she needed to sleep, he replied telling her to stop "giving up" and to "take this seriously". The document claims one girl sent the YouTube singer 15 videos, with 10 showing her naked from the waist down.

It then details the allegations against Jones in regards to the second girl who he messaged between 12 and 14 of August in 2016. The document states he told her, "If you're lucky, maybe I'd let you suck my d***", but she would have to "keep proving your (sic) my biggest fan though!!!"

The document concluded that "based on the above information, there is probable cause to believe that Jones knowingly employed, used, persuaded, induced, and enticed minors, namely Victims A and B, to engage in sexually explicit conduct."

While Jones's main audience is teenage girls, he denied previous allegations to solicit underage girls in 2015, and Facebook went on to shut down his page in 2017 due to his involvement with minors.

US District Judge John Lee allowed Jones to remain free on bail as he seeks psychiatric counseling even though prosecutors asked that Jones be immediately taken into custody. Jones's lawyer defended him by saying that Jones had recently begun dealing with traumatic events in his life.