Jail For Man Who Made Youtube Video With First-graders

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A 21-year-old man who spliced together a video that made it look as if he were singing sexually oriented lyrics to first-graders has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.
Muskegon County Circuit Judge William Marietti sentenced Evan Emory of Fruitport on Tuesday. The judge also gave Emory two years' probation and ordered him to perform 200 hours of community service.
The sentence came after Emory pleaded guilty in a plea deal. He'd been facing up to 20 years in prison on a charge of manufacturing child abusive material.
Emory made a sexually themed YouTube video that used material he shot Jan. 12 in a class at Ravenna's Beechnau Elementary School.
He later apologized to parents and acknowledged using bad judgment.

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  • by jesse Location: lansing on Apr 13, 2011 at 06:25 AM
    TO 'gotta be kidding me' Are YOU kidding??? I think your reading comprehension is a bit skewed, isn't it? Whining for the rights of the CRIMINAL instead of the victims? Your post is a "blatant infringement" of common sense.
  • by Have you seen the video? Location: Lansing on Apr 13, 2011 at 05:26 AM
    Seriously, if you can find it, watch it. I was also skeptical of the intention of the prosecutor in this case but then I saw the video. Putting little kids, even virtually, into sexually explicit scenes is a crime, not free speech. The 60 days 2 years is perfectly acceptable, I think, and reflects leniency on the judge's part.
  • by gotta be kidding me on Apr 13, 2011 at 05:00 AM
    This is a blatant infringement of the 1st amendment. Help me understand this, there was no crime committed, but a video altered to appear as if a crime was committed. This kid should be flogged for accepting that travesty of a plea deal, I would have let them take it to court, 20 years... yeah right. This guy better appeal this, he has been railroaded. I can almost bet the judge who ruled over this drinks tea with koch's
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      by janet on Apr 13, 2011 at 05:39 PM in reply to gotta be kidding me
      'gotta be kidding me'are you a little wierd too?
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