YouTube singer Austin Jones faces a minimum of 5 years in jail after pleading responsible to 1 depend of kid pornography Friday, the Chicago Tribune stories.
The 26-year-old, who was charged with two felony counts of manufacturing of kid pornography in 2017, will stay free on bail after showing earlier than U.S. District Decide John Lee in a Chicago courtroom.
Whereas prosecutors pressed for Jones to be taken into custody as he awaits his sentencing in Might, the choose allowed his launch in order that he can proceed to hunt psychiatric counseling.
In a 27-page plea settlement cited by the Related Press, Jones admitted to encouraging six 14- and 15-year-old women to ship him sexually specific movies of themselves from 2010 to 2017.
The musician, who gained a sizeable teen following after his covers of pop hits and authentic songs garnered hundreds of thousands of views, used his fame to govern the ladies, in accordance with the Tribune.
In a single such occasion, Jones advised a 14-year-old that she was “so fortunate” to have his consideration, asking her to take away her underwear to “show you’re my greatest fan” the newspaper reported citing a felony criticism filed in 2017.
In 2015, he confronted allegations of impropriety when he was accused of asking feminine followers to ship movies of them twerking. He later apologized in a YouTube video, explaining that there have been no nude movies and no bodily contact.
With sentencing set for Might three, Jones faces a compulsory minimal sentence of 5 years in jail with a most of 20 years.