A Chicago-area YouTube star and musician, allegedly asked two 14-year-old girls, repeatedly, to send him sexual, nude videos of themselves, NBC Chicago reported.
Austin Jones, 24, was charged with allegedly producing child porn in the videos, which reportedly depict the girls dancing for Jones without underwear on. Jones, who has more than half a million subscribers on YouTube, had previously come under fire for asking two 14-year-old girls to “twerk” for him.
Jones talked with one victim in August 2016 and another in May 2017, a criminal complaint filed on Monday said. In one chat from last month, Jones allegedly said that he had a “tryout” for this young teen that involved her dancing with her buttocks to the camera.
When the victim sent Jones the video, he followed up by sending her specific notes about how to reshoot the tape, including saying out loud that she was 14 and positioning the camera a certain way. He also pressured her to take off her underwear.
He wanted her to “talk about [her] age the whole time,” the criminal complaint says. She began at least one tape by saying “Hey Austin, my name is [her first name] and my butt is 14 years old.”
He referred to this project as a “tryout” and complained when the teenager’s rear had not “given [him] a boner yet,” the documents claim.
“If you really are my biggest fan, you would do it!” he said in a chat with one of the victims “You’re doing so good I need my biggest fan to be confident. It’ll be so funny if you do it without [your underwear on]! Like as soon as you spread [your buttocks], omg. We’ll both laugh.”
Jones allegedly admitted to the charges, including knowingly soliciting sexually explicit videos from young teens and then masturbating to the videos, the complaint said.