Remember Evan Emory? The 21-year-old from Muskegon, Michigan, was facing 20 years in prison for manufacturing child porn for a YouTube comedy video. He got 60 days in jail for the prank.
Emory posted a comedy video to YouTube edited to make it appear that he was singing a sexually explicit song to a bunch of schoolchildren. The parents of these children were not happy, and Emory was arrested and charged with “manufacturing child sexual abusive material”.
But under a plea deal, Emory pleaded no contest to “unlawful posting of an internet message with aggravating circumstances”; Yesterday he was sentenced to 60 days in jail, three years probation and forbidden from contact with all kids under 17. Parents are pissed that the sentence is too lenient. Because any crime involving kids and the internet should automatically result in the death penalty. We’ll just accept the 60-day sentence as a fair splitting of the difference between the public’s ludicrously outsized outrage and the one day in jail that Emory should have realistically been sentenced to, max. [via Hypervocal]
Republished from Gawker