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Austin Jones, singer who hit it big on YouTube, gets 10-year prison sentence for child pornography

CHICAGO - Austin Jones, who rose to internet stardom with songs that hinted at his own traumatic childhood, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday for coercing underage girls to perform sexually explicit dances during live online chats.

Prosecutors had sought an 11-year prison sentence for Jones, 26, following his guilty plea in February to child pornography charges in Chicago's federal court. The resident of west suburban Bloomingdale admitted he persuaded six underage girls - 14 to 15 at the

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