Evan Emory Arrested & Charged with 20 Year Felony for YouTube Video that ‘Victimized’ Ravenna 1st Graders
Yet another foolish 15 minutes of fame YOUTUBE moment; however, this 15 minutes may translate into a 20 year felony.
21 year old Evan Emory was arrested and charged with manufacturing child sexual abusive material on YouTube. The video has since been removed. However, the video showed Evan Emory sitting on a chair in front of a group of young children, playing a guitar and singing a song about having sex and doing sexual things. Good grief what would possess some one to do something so stupid?
Emory, 21, who authorities say “victimized” an entire Ravenna first-grade classroom on Jan. 12, was arrested late Tuesday, charged with manufacturing child sexual abusive material, a 20-year felony.
Emory thought the following would be cute and involved minors in the process. Mistake, BIG MISTAKE!
The video was made on Jan. 12 when Emory visited a first-grade classroom at Ravenna’s Beechnau Elementary School and sang two kid-themed songs to the children with the approval of the teacher, authorities said.
But without the knowledge of the teacher or school district, Emory then edited video to make it appear he was sitting on a stool singing sexual, provocative lyrics to the classroom full of Beechnau students and then posted it online.
It turns out that his so-called prank was also a criminal felony.
Muskegon County Prosecutor Tony Tague said what Emory did by posting a YouTube video of him apparently singing sexual explicit lyrics to a Beechnau Elementary School classroom last month is “disturbing.”
It was also criminal, Tague said.
Emory is free on a $5,000 family surety bond and a preliminary examination is slated for March 2, 2011.