Jones Asked Teenage Girls to SHOW Him that they were his BIGGEST FANS!
Social Media is one of the best was to be SEEN, but as Austin Jones, 24 found out Tuesday, Being a Youtube sensation is DANGEROUS! The Youtube Singer was arrested at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport on Monday on 2 counts of Production of Child Pornography.
Jones is accused of using Facebook and iMessage to intice explicit videos from teenage girls, pressuring them to SHOW HIM that they were his biggest fans. His alleged victims we 14 and 15 years old. He is currently being held in federal custody with a bond hearing expected for Wednesday.
He was arraigned on Tuesday (June 13), where federal prosecutors argued he’s a risk to the community and that there’s a danger he’ll flee. If convicted, Jones faces a minimum of 15 years in prison, the Chicago Sun Times reports.
In the police affidavit, it states that Jones waived his Miranda rights and spoke with Homeland Security Investigations’ Child Exploitation Investigations Unit, admitting that he directed the girls on what to do and wear in the videos, knowing their ages — something he even asked they state out loud in the videos.
Jones’ YouTube page has more than 500,000 subscribers. He built his following on performing others’ material, as well as his own.