Maker of lewd YouTube video sentenced

A Ravenna man was sentenced to 60 days in jail Tuesday for videotaping young schoolchildren without parental consent and editing them into a lewd music video he posted on YouTube. Evan Emory will also be on probation and cannot have any contact with children for two years. The probation requirements will keep Emory from going near parks, schools, pools and anywhere children or teenagers gather. If he successfully completes probation, he will not have to register as a sex offender.
Anonymous
Apr 13, 2011

Emory’s attorney, Terry Jones, asked Muskegon County Circuit Judge William Marietti for sympathy.  Jones pointed out Emory’s otherwise clean criminal history.

Muskegon County Senior Assistant Prosecutor Randy Kostrzewa asked the judge for strict probation terms, arguing that Emory’s actions were calculated and criminal.

“He lied his way into a first-grade classroom and used every one of those children,” Kostrzewa said.

Emory did not offer any apologies in court to the parents of the children who appeared in the video.   

Peter Berns, Emory’s uncle, said the pending jail sentence his nephew has faced for weeks has taken a toll on Evan and his family.

“He knows he made a mistake,” Berns said.

— From WZZM-TV

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