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YouTuber Austin Jones Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Child Porn Case

Updated On 04 May, 2019 Published On

YouTube singer Austin Jones was sentenced by the Chicago Federal Court to serve 10 years in prison for forcing 6 young girls to send him sexually explicit videos.

Prosecutors of the jury sought an 11-year prison sentence for the YouTuber on Friday.

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CAPTION: YouTuber Austin Jones

SOURCE: cbschicago

 

The defense pleaded for the minimum available sentence which is five years.

 

In a report received by the Chicago Tribune, prosecutors said Jones,

preyed on their youth, their vulnerabilities and most glaringly, their adoration of him, and he did it over and over again.

the report further went on like,

He coached the girls on what to wear, what to say, how to dance and what to do in the videos,

A defense filing pleading for Austin's innocence said Jones' life was,

marred with abuse, pain, loss, and death.

The filing further mentioned that the YouTuber suffered sexual abuse as a child.

Austin Jones had a large teenage following in his YouTube account.

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CAPTION: YouTuber Austin Jones

SOURCE: eonline

 

Jones a resident of Bloomingdale, Illinois, was arrested back in 2017.

Upon his arrest, the YouTube singer pleaded guilty in February to child pornography.

Prosecutors informed that the 26-year-old singer admitted to reaching out to thirty other young girls before his arrest on child pornography charges.