Skateboarding YouTube star, Steven Fernandez, was arrested Wednesday after Los Angeles police accused him of using his celebrity status to exploit an underage girl.
Fernandez hooked up with a girl, 12, by promising to introduce her to celebrities in exchange for sexual acts. Reports say the girl agreed and an act was committed, according to cops.
According to the LAPD — an investigation began last month — the victim told cops Fernandez lured her into a car, promised to introduce her to celebs and give her an appearance on his non-existent MTV show. Fernandez and Barajas were arrested during a sting by detectives just a few days later who pretended to be the 12-year-old girl and arranged a meeting through text messages at an abandoned house for sex. Dadd later turned himself in. Cops are still looking for more possible victims. Cops were alerted shortly after and LAPD officers arrested Fernandez and 2 adults — his manager Jose Barajas and another skater, 27-year-old Keelan Dadd. We’re told all 3 were booked for sexual exploitation of a 12-year-old. h/t tmz
Fernandez gained social media fame after Youtube videos depicted him using corny pickup lines to get women’s phone numbers.