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Entertainment • Jan 10, 2019

Minecraft YouTuber LionMaker who groomed underage fans resurfaces as streamer

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Minecraft YouTuber LionMaker who groomed underage fans resurfaces as streamer

Disgraced Minecraft YouTuber Marcus 'LionMaker' Wilton, who in 2015 confessed to having a sexual relationship with a 15 year old, has made a quiet comeback online, streaming on Mixer.

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In late 2015, Wilton, who was 27 at the time, admitted to a sexual relationship with a 15 year old YouTuber, and later posted explicit images of minors on Twitter - which he later blamed on a hack.

He was later accused by two other minors of attempting to groom them, and he was investigated by both Belgian and UK police, for distributing child pornography and statutory rape.

The controversy around LionMaker received widespread attention online after it was covered by Drama Alert host Daniel 'KEEMSTAR' Keem, who flat out accused LionMaker of pedophilia.

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KEEMSTAR's 2015 video brought widespread attention to accusations against LionMaker.

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He was held in Belgian jail for 10 months, under arrest huis, a process allowing police to detain individuals who they deem a danger to society or would have the ability to tamper with evidence.

In mid-2016, LionMaker disappeared entirely from the internet, going silent on, or deleting, all his online platforms. He made a brief comeback in November 2017, where his channel began uploading videos again, but the channel has since been deleted/removed by YouTube.

On January 9, 2019, KEEMSTAR, who initially broke the story online, posted a video showing LionMaker streaming Minecraft on Mixer.

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LionMaker was accused in 2015 and 2016 of asking multiple different children for nude images, with one, Stephen Cheenks, 16 at the time, claiming he was offered up to $500 in exchange for the photos.

However, Wilton denied this and said that the $500 was for graphic design work which he had already received from Cheenks. 

Wilton was also accused of asking a 12 year old girl for nude images. He similarly denied this accusation, and claimed that the screenshots of the conversation, showing him asking for explicit photos, were faked.

In late 2016 he was arrested by Belgian police, accused of statutory rape, distribution of child pornography, and being in possession of child pornography. He was released from prison on September 18, 2017, according to a release document acquired by BuzzFeed news.

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