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YouTube has deleted Austin Jones’ channel after he pleaded guilty to child porn charges, the BBC have reported.
The social media channel had previously been criticized for leaving Jones’ videos up despite him admitting to convincing several underage female fans to send him inappropriate videos.
Jones, 26, entered a plea agreement for persuading six young females to send him videos that would “prove” they were his “biggest fan.”
He will have between a five to 20-year prison sentence as well as psychological counselling and sex offender treatment.
He was arrested in June 2017 on the child pornography charges where the judge ordered him to stay away from the internet and to stay at his mother’s home.
The YouTube star, who became internet famous for his a cappella covers of songs, had the girls between the ages of 14 and 15 send videos of themselves showing off sexual parts of their bodies and “dancing in a sexual manner.”
According to Buzzfeed, there were “approximately 30 other occasions” where he tried to get the underage fans to send him explicit videos and photos.
Jones would instruct the girls in the dancing videos on how he wanted them to dance, what to wear and to talk about their age “the whole time.”
In some cases, he told the girls it was for “modelling” and that he could make them famous on Instagram. Another girl was told that she was “so lucky” that he kept giving her “chances” to send him more videos.
After reports first surfaced that the singer had girls make inappropriate videos in 2015, he issued an apology where he said he only ever asked them to twerk and that he would send videos in return of him doing the same.
“Here’s the truth: I NEVER asked them to do anything more than send a twerking video. Nothing EVER went beyond that,” Jones said in a video on his YouTube page.