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YouTube star instructs 14-year-old girls to send him sexually explicit videos of themselves

By Mason White 1:53 PM June 16, 2017
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Austin Jones
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(Scroll down for video) A YouTube star’s career went up in smoke after asking his young fans to send him sexually explicit videos, according to police in Illinois.

Federal authorities have arrested the west suburban musician for allegedly enticing underage girls to produce sexually explicit videos of themselves.

Austin Jones, 24, of Bloomingdale, chatted with two underage girls on Facebook, and enticed them to produce pornographic videos of themselves and send them to him, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in federal court in Chicago.

Jones is a musician with a significant following on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, the complaint states.

His music videos have been viewed millions of times on the Internet, including on YouTube, the complaint states.

The complaint charges Jones with two counts of producing child pornography. Jones was arrested on Monday at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.

He made his initial court appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael T. Mason. Judge Mason ordered Jones to remain in federal custody until a detention hearing.

According to the complaint, Jones chatted with two girls who were around 14 years old. One victim stated in a Facebook chat with Jones that she was his biggest fan, the complaint states.

Jones repeatedly told her that she was “lucky” to have his attention, and that she needed to “prove” that she was his biggest fan by producing the sexually explicit videos and sending them to him, the complaint states.

Each count of production of child pornography is punishable by a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years.

A judge has ordered the YouTube star to stay off the Internet, and to remain in his mother’s home. His bail has been set at $100,000.