YouTube has determined to delete singer Austin Jones’s channel, after he admitted exchanging sexually specific photographs and movies with underage women.
The video-sharing web site was criticised after it left the singer’s movies on-line, regardless of him pleading responsible to costs in courtroom.
Different social networks had been fast to take away his content material however YouTube had determined to not act.
It has now deleted the 26-year-old musician’s channel.
Jones was arrested in 2017 and charged with possession of indecent photographs of kids.
He had gained greater than half one million subscribers on YouTube importing cowl variations of hit songs.
However he was accused of exchanging sexually specific photographs and movies with underage women between 2010 and 2017. Courtroom paperwork stated he had conversations with six completely different 14 and 15-year-old women.
In a single dialog, he’s stated to have instructed one of many youngsters that she wanted to show that she was “his greatest fan” by sending him movies of herself.
He additionally requested younger followers to file movies of themselves dancing sexually. Movies of Jones demonstrating learn how to “twerk” had been uncovered on-line.
He pleaded responsible to the costs on 1 February and will likely be sentenced in Could.
Prosecutors requested for him to be taken instantly into custody, however the choose allowed him to stay free on bail so he can go for psychiatric counselling.
YouTube stated it took claims of sexual misconduct significantly. It additionally stated it did take away content material when an individual was convicted of a criminal offense “in some circumstances”, significantly if the movies had been associated to the crime dedicated.
The video-sharing web site stopped Jones incomes promoting income from his movies in 2017, when he was arrested.