YouTube Star Gets Underage Fans to Create Porn

As a parent of a tween daughter, the recent news that Austin Jones, a popular YouTube star, has been charged with two counts of production of child pornography was unsettling. Upon reading the formal criminal complaint, my opinion quickly shifted from ‘social media star gone bad’ to a devious predator that used his fame to groom young girls into creating pornography. No high-tech vaults or disappearing messaging apps were used – just their phones, Facebook and Apple messenger.

According to Joseph Fitzpatrick, an assistant U.S. attorney in the Northern District of Illinois, Jones is accused of having underage girls “prove” how big of a fan they are by sending him pornographic videos of themselves.

There is no ‘he said/she said’ drama; when Jones was arrested he waived his Miranda rights and admitted to his role in producing the pornographic videos. Forty videos in total were sent by two girls; below is a

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