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YouTuber Austin Jones bailed

By | Published on Friday 16 June 2017

Austin Jones

YouTuber music star Austin Jones has been released on bail, after being arrested for allegedly coercing teenage fans into sending him explicit videos of themselves.

As previously reported, Jones was arrested on Monday evening after landing at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, and was subsequently charged with two felony counts of ‘production of child pornography’, each of which carry a mandatory minimum sentence of fifteen years in jail if he is found guilty.

He is accused of engaging in online conversations with two fourteen year old girls in which he encouraged them to send him sexually explicit videos in order to “prove” they were his biggest fan.

Prior to a court hearing yesterday, Jones had been held in custody over fears that he was a flight risk. However, a judge has now allowed him to go free on the condition that he remains at his mother’s Chicago home and does not use the internet.



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