Former You Tube star Austin Jones was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday after he admitted to pressuring underage fans online into sending him sexually-explicit videos. https://t.co/VZNlM7Hc32— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) May 3, 2019
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- Prosecutors asked for an 11 year sentenced. He was facing a minimum of 5 and maximum of 20.
- Victims were 14 and 15 years old.
- Admitted in a plea agreement that he chatted with six underage girls and encouraged them to send him lewd videos of themselves. He claimed they were part of a 'modelling opportunity' and he could help them get followers.
- Also admitted that he used Facebook on 30 other attempts to receive photos and videos.