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Mexican YouTuber arrested on child pornography charges

A controversial YouTuber was detained on charges of child pornography in Mexico City after showing video of a sexual assault to her millions of followers, reports said.

Yoseline Hoffman, known on the video platform as “YosStop,” was ordered by a judge to be held without bail on charges she used video of the 2018 gang rape to shame the victim and spawn an ugly campaign of harassment, according to EL PAÍS.

Hoffman, 30, displayed the footage on a phone during a YouTube video and tried to pin the blame on the victim, the report said.

“That woman let them stick a bottle of Moët in her vagina for three packs of cigarettes. Then this woman got all popular for being such a sl–,” she said in a video that was later deleted.

The victim, Ainara Suárez, filed a complaint in March against four men for a gang rape when she was 16 years old in 2018. She also claimed the men, along with Hoffman and a friend, had video of the attack.

Hoffman was arrested in Mexico City after the victim claimed footage of the sexual assault was on the 30-year-old YouTuber's phone.
Hoffman was arrested in Mexico City after the victim claimed footage of the sexual assault was on the 30-year-old YouTuber’s phone.
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After Hoffman discussed the assault and denigrateed Suárez on YouTube, the video began appearing on pornography websites.

Hoffman, who has over 8 million YouTube subscribers, told her audience she is "involved in an issue that has nothing to do with me."
Hoffman, who has over 8 million YouTube subscribers, told her audience she is “involved in an issue that has nothing to do with me.”
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Suárez — who needed to receive therapy in an effort to overcome the ordeal — claims she has been the target of a harassment campaign as a result of Hoffman’s video.

A lawyer for Suárez said it’s clear that her actions constitute a crime.

“The mere fact that she stored or played that content constitutes a child pornography offense. And she herself shows the camera the screen of her cellphone with the video of the rape on it,” the lawyer told EL PAÍS.

The YouTube star addressed the controversy in a message on social media.

“They have tried to involve me in an offense that I never committed,” she said.

“But I fully trust in the truth and in common sense. As I have said in many of my videos, allegations should serve as a tool of citizen empowerment. Unfortunately, I find myself involved in an issue that has nothing to do with me. But I hope that everything is cleared up and resolved soon.”

Hoffman, the only suspect arrested in connection with the attack, is facing 14 years in jail if convicted.


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