Evan Emoryâs Youtube video has gone viralâbut for all the wrong reasons. Now this guy may go from prankster to cellmate in a matter of months.
The guitarist apparently thought it would be funny to piece together a video that gives the viewer the impression that he was singing a dirty song in front of a group of first graders.
After getting permission to sing to the children for a âpersonal project,â Emory claims he sang an innocuous song in front of the kids. It wasnât until he revisited the empty classroom that he filmed himself singing a sexually explicit one.
Sprinkle in a little time and the magic of non-linear editing, and BAMâŚ you have the perfect storm for a felony charge.
Authorities in Muskegon, Michigan are alleging that Evan Emoryâs Youtube video could be in violation of a law designed to prevent people from creating âchild sexually abusive material.â Though the kids were not present for lyrics like âI want to stick my index finger in your anus,” prosecutors still charge that the video is a violation.
It certainly doesnât help Mr. Emory that the video clearly shows some of the kidsâ faces. The parents are now experiencing an emotion that falls somewhere between fired up and livid, and many of them were present at his first court date demanding that he be punished.
Naturally some supporters of Emory are invoking the first amendment, and claim that his arrest in a violation of his right to free speech.
If convicted, he could face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
To me, the issue has everything to do with showing the studentsâ faces. That was a real bone-headed thing to do. It would be one thing to show a group of kids from behind swaying to the music, but when you produce a video showing you singing âsee how long it takes to make your panties mineâ that shows somebody elseâs kid, you should expect trouble.
What a douche. See him in court here.
Of course the offending material has been taken off the web, but I have thrown in another Evan Emory Youtube video for you to check out. Do you think this guy should do time?