YouTube Kid Gets 60 Days in Jail For Sex Joke Song

Evan Emory, now 21-years-old, was sentenced on Tuesday to 60 days in jail, two years probation, counseling, fines and 200 hours of community service for recording a YouTube video in which he appeared to sing a song about sex to a group of school kids. He didn't actually sing dirty things to kids, of course, he just edited it to appear that way, something he pointed out with two disclaimers in the video, since deleted from the internet. Though he dodged a "manufacturing child pornography" charge through a plea deal, and therefore won't have to register as a sex offender upon his release, Emory pleaded no contest to "unlawful posting of an Internet message with aggravating circumstances." Old people do not understand anything.

In real life, Emory performed an innocent song for a group of elementary school students, then returned to the empty classroom to record a "dirty" song. He edited the footage together for comedic value.

According to Hypervocal, the lyrics of the missing video include lines like: "I like the way you make your body move. C'mon, girl...See how long it takes to make your panties mine...I'll add some foreplay in just to make it fun. I want to stick my index finger in your anus."

Even while acknowledging the circumstances of the case, Judge William C. Marietti scolded and punished Emory. "There seems to be a generational divide," the judge admitted, "with younger folks basically saying, 'What's the big deal,?' and folks more my inclination outraged." In the words of a prosecutor, Emory's "poor judgement left a wake of victims."

In his defense, Emory's attorney noted that his client has written somewhere near 50 other songs, none about children or sex in any way. "It was lewd, it was disgusting, it was perverted," said one parent. Another added, "An innocence was taken, something we as parents try very hard to keep, something we hold sacred and dear was taken from the kids."

For the record, the number one song on the iTunes charts at the moment features the lines: "Tell me what's next/ Alien sex/ I'mma disrobe you/ then I'mma probe you." If we were to guess, children are far more likely to have heard this song than anything ever recorded by Evan Emory, who is not currently on any charts.

[Hypervocal via Gawker]

[jcoscarelli@villagevoice.com / @joecoscarelli]

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linabing
linabing

I'll just quote Frank Zappa here,"They are just words..."

The liberties our forefathers died for are pissed on daily.  An America 200 years ago would have defended this kid.  Shame.  shame on all of us, America.

frdregjns
frdregjns

This is fucking stupid. People quit being whiny fucking bitches and learn to laugh. No kids were harmed so adults quit acting like them. (Children) You little bitches.

prustage95
prustage95

Surely a crime has to have a victim - who was the victim in this case? Provided the parents keep the kids away from the doctored video the kids wont have been affected so who has suffered? No one as far as I can see.

Jonnyleat
Jonnyleat

dumb move. dumb kid. harsh sentence. I hope he learns that jokes about kids and sex are never funny and in this country, merely floating that can get someone in poo.

On the plus side, the kid looks fat. Maybe 60 days in the cooler will get him some fame...help Biggest Loser.

hieronymuslebraintree
hieronymuslebraintree

Let's see: Wall Street types almost destroy the world economy by knowingly selling crap the quality of which they deliberately misrepresented to their clients, thereby damaging millions of lives and nobody even gets prosecuted. But a dirty song cut to misrepresent the location as a gag gets 60 days as if it actually was sung in the misrepresented location where the kids probably wouldn't have understood it anyway.

Wow.

hieronymuslebraintree
hieronymuslebraintree

Let me get this straight: He didn't sing the song in front of children, he just cut a video to make it look like he sang it in front of children. This was a little-watched video and for this he goes to jail.

And what exactly is "unlawful posting of an Internet message with aggravating circumstances"?

There's nothing like living in a free country.

FuckingPissed
FuckingPissed

uhhh Free Speech? This should outrage this country. this is abuse of power by that court, and unconstitutional. None if those kids were hurt in any way.

In the words of Larry Flynt "Fuck This Court"

tiger22
tiger22

Their "innocence was taken"? Gimme a break! Now, if Emory was fined/sued for using the kids' images without parental consent, that would be understandable. His video sounds like a dumb, immature prank... but one that deserves a felony conviction?! Jail time?! This young man sounds like he's been made the scapegoat for an ageist judge's personal culture war. Emory isn't the first performer to use this kind of manipulative editing, he's just a convenient target because he isn't a professional.

Chris Tylutki
Chris Tylutki

they probably wouldn't have sentenced him if he didn't look like a pedo.

Chance
Chance

So f*cking stupid. If that was illegal...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

If this guy got 60 days jail time, what should we do to Dave Chappelle and the producers of this show? It seems like they've done the exact same thing, or possibly worse.

Dumb-ass parents and judges.

Scottnieto
Scottnieto

Can't comment. I'd have to see the video.

Bobby Cordero
Bobby Cordero

Nice to now that there is very little crime in Muskegan County.

SassyStephB
SassyStephB

I'm amazed by just how stupid this case is. So a kid's life is ruined ( yes a kid.. i'm sure no one thinks 21 is the age of great maturity) all because a bunch of uptight old people can't take a joke.

smh!!! this is so sad. I'm sure there are people actually committing crimes that we can be focusing our attention on. like the serial killer in Long Island, New York for example.

Guest
Guest

The thing is, you can't take it lightly because of the fact that he took footage of children and, without their consent, put words to the images that are not sexy or funny but seem, actually, quite deranged. Because he involved real children that he videotaped with these lyrics that are so highly sexual, I think that the punishment is not so completely off the wall. You may not agree with it but what he did has a lot of elements to it, and I don't think some of the issues are that generational.

I think the other side of it is that his intent was clearly not sexual and no one wants a misunderstanding about what is basically a prank to affect his future. Because he escaped having to register as a sex offender it mostly won't. But there are far worse cases of injustice than this clown.

CellMate
CellMate

2 months is nothing it's like your not even there. You barley get to know people make some friends and lovers and bam your gone.

Black Jack
Black Jack

Maybe people will think twice before they promote MOLESTING KIDS, even if it's a joke. It's not funny. Nothing is funny about sticky stuff in kids asses. I'm sure this little prick will realize that when it happens to him. Enjoy your time in jail you punk.

Jessica M.
Jessica M.

this kid gets 60 days in jail for a stupid song and shane dawson gets to post a bunch of weird ass shit. stupid government.

Ticktac
Ticktac

Fuck anyone and everyone involved in putting this dude in prison for free speech. America is going down the tube. Kid makes video on youtube gets sent to prison. Catholic priest fuck 6 year old boys and get paid and patted on the back.

Renee
Renee

This shit is EXACTLY why I am immigrating to Canada...

samantha
samantha

sorry but why is he big punished for this when the parents have to control of not allowing there children to go to sites such as youtube when the only age control on is it a yes or no click of " are you 18 or older" parents need to watch there children beter.

Phobos1969
Phobos1969

"If we were to guess, children are far more likely to have heard this song than anything ever recorded by Evan Emory, who is not currently on any charts."

Now thanks to you, even more kids are hearing about it. And singing it in bars. :)

sexslave4u
sexslave4u

FUCK SCHOOL BURN SHIT KILL PEOPLE

Tonybologna
Tonybologna

Yet a rapist only serves 2.5 years with "good time" served for his 1st offense. Why aren't the courts going after NAMBLA 100x more aggressively than this guy?

Misterbroom12
Misterbroom12

So are the parents also going to jail for not monitoring their children's internet usage and allowing them to watch something they deem so perverse? If I shoot someone with a Smith & Weston you better believe it isn't the gun companies fault for putting the gun out for use... If the parents are made aware of the video and don't like that their child is in such a video without permission, then you ask the kid who made it to edit them out or take it down, he shouldn't be sent to jail for posting something on YouTube.

Ridonkulous
Ridonkulous

How is this any different than the Jon Lajoie "Birthday Song"?This is fucking ridiculous. The only thing that would warrant any type of punishment is if he didn't have the parents' consent to use the kids in the video.

Kkondy
Kkondy

Seriously!?! This is the kinda shit my taxes are paying for? Fuck that! The kids prob didn't even see the god damn video so who did it harm? Now this guy gets to sit in jail for 60 days so the government can rape me for more tax money that makes soooo much sense

Okiepunk
Okiepunk

WOW really, The US government needs to grow up before we have a 2nd civil war

Jimipagesg
Jimipagesg

This is unjust. He got sent to jail for making a video that was edited to simply make it look like he was singing a song about sex to kids? I can understand loosing his job (assuming he has a regular job working with children) or being forced to remove the video, but JAIL!?!?!? What kind of radical-conservative BS is this!?

I've never heard any of his music, so I don't know if it is any good, but I say that we should make this guy IMMENSELY POPULAR by downloading his music and sharing it with everyone, if just to teach the justice system that this kind of abuse of power will not be tolerated.

Fafoin
Fafoin

USA ARE NAZIS!!!

Huggie_bear5
Huggie_bear5

Muskegon County population: roughly 170,000

# of churches in Mukegon County: 38

# of people who have nothing better to do than spend time with their children/overreact at every little joke thrown at their children because they were assholes growing up with zero sense of humor and lost all of their childhood friends because they wanted to grow up too fast and now they have no one cool to hang out with so they spend their nights playing the same board games and reading the same stories rather than attempting to regain their social life thus forcing their children to act more independently and grow up capable of completing minor tasks that average people take for granted such as washing your own laundry or making your own teriyaki sauce out of soy sauce and brown sugar. My parents left me home alone for the first time when I was 8 years old to babysit my kid brother and sister who were 6 and 4, my parents were gone for a total of 20 minutes while they went to superstore. we didn't even finish 1 episode of sailor moon and guess what? the house didn't burn down and no one attempted to rob us. I credit the lack of attempted robbery to my Canadian upbringing, as for the house not burning down...I guess my parents just know how to raise 3 children properly, but I digress: roughly 170,000

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Fearghoul
Fearghoul

Why, did you make a video just like Emory's and are scared of going to jail for it? btw you'd be prosecuted just the same in Canada. What an idiotic idea. If you're going to escape to Canada, do it for health care, not for a freedom of speech that you won't have there either.

Huggie_bear5
Huggie_bear5

How the fuck does a group like Nambla even exist in the US? sending people to jail for making lulz videos on tha internets and then lettin pedophiles have group meetings to discuss future business...Get your shit together America.

sincerly,

Canada

Wolfsangel_slade
Wolfsangel_slade

really it isnt the government, its the judicial system and the American populous

Canazn399
Canazn399

imagine it was your kid in the video, kindergarten kid by the way... there face making the rounds throughout the internet, the face of some stupid sexual perverse joke. Believe me, I'm extremely liberal, but if you ever fucked with my kid like that, you'd beg to be in jail

Huggie_bear5
Huggie_bear5

again you really don't know what your talking about. if this same video were circulated in a Canadian city I can tell you that he would have been fined and the video removed...at the absolute worst.

Nate21
Nate21

Yeah, you're right... except up here you would not be sent to jail after being convicted for such a ridiculous waste of time for the justice system.

Fearghoul
Fearghoul

Probably because it's legal to be a pedophile as long as you don't actually commit a pedophile-related crime. And you do realise the laws in America and Canada are more or less the same when it comes to this issue. Stop being a nationalist piece of shit.

Notasucker
Notasucker

The sexual exploit of children, is never a joke. I don't care how many disclaimers this man posted. He used their faces, he exposed them world wide, as potential porn targets.Those images are still out there, on who knows, possibly the computer of a child killer.

Huggie_bear5
Huggie_bear5

I think you need to learn how to take a joke Mr. Serious. You are not Liam Neeson from Taken, you are not capable of anything that would intimidate most people. This is the first I have read on this story and all I can say is thank god I live in Canada.

SethZ
SethZ

If you're implying that you would physically injure somebody for including your offspring in a silly joke (a joke which, being 5 years old, they most likely wouldn't even understand), then I'm sorry, but you're no less a child than those very kindergardeners you seem so desperate to defend. Why wouldn't you just ask for the video to be removed from YouTube and go the fuck about your life? faggot.

Jimipagesg
Jimipagesg

You did point out something I may have overlooked: some liberals are also crazy enough to pervert the judicial system to suit their own desires.

BTW:*their (in context, grammatically, it should actually be "his/her"; just don't give yourself an aneurism trying to grasp the concept)

Idiots..
Idiots..

So.. You're saying instead of trying to communicate your concerns in an effective manner to try and resolve the issue with the other party directly, you would go completely on the other spectrum and put them in jail. There is no justification in what he did, and I agree that he should lose is job with his employer if it entailed working with kids because it was stupid. But to put him in jail for freedom of artistic expression, albeit a lame one, is idiocy. There are things of a more important nature that should deserve your outrage. Overreact to something else, not this.

Huggie_bear5
Huggie_bear5

and if you think Emery would have been punished the same in Canada...you're an idiot.I went down to the Vancouver Art Gallery on 4/20 and not only could you buy as much dope as you wanted over the counter right in front of police. I saw tents set up and growers were making mass sales of clones and seeds to the general public. in fact, Emery was selling seeds in Canada long before he tried to go international, it's only when he started selling to the US that he got caught up in retarded legalities. stupid sheltered Americans.

Sincerely,

A better country than yours.

Huggie_bear5
Huggie_bear5

why you gota hate on Canada's superior lifestyle? sure we got pedophiles up here, sure our laws are similar in terms of punishment. thats whats so funny! we are practically the same country on paper but you and me both know that its simply not so in reality. If Canada and America were both football teams, Canada would be the the Minnesota Vikings and America would be the San Diego Chargers. The Vikings are a great team with a lot of potential, top ranked players on all sides of the field yet they simply don't have the leadership to execute properly, living in Canada is like watching armies battle with no general, but instead of real weapons everyone is using foam bats. The San Diego Chargers on the other hand continuously finish top 3 in almost every category for years in a row and still produce absolutely nothing, sure American laws are similar to Canadian laws, that doesn't change the fact that the average American citizen is fucking retarded.

watch Canadian news for a week and then watch American news for a week. just face the facts that Canada is better.

Thebullforever
Thebullforever

They have those shows on MSNBC where they catch people just "attempting" to be a pedophile. They dont even really do anything because its a cop sting the whole time. Theres no real victim. But they get charged and thrown in jail anyway for it.

Fearghoul
Fearghoul

why would you say thank god you live in canada, when Emery would have been punished just the same if not worse? Canada has much harsher laws when it comes to children and exploitation.

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