Award-winning LGBT activist charged with little one pornography — RT World Information

‘Anastasia Diamond’ allegedly downloaded dozens of sexual movies of prepubescent boys

Brice Williams, a drag queen who goes by the stage identify of ‘Anastasia Diamond’, has been charged with 25 counts of possessing little one pornography. Williams was beforehand honored for his work with LGBT youth and extra controversially, was filmed performing a drag present for minors.

Williams was charged in June with 25 counts of kid pornography and 18 counts of felony use of a communications facility. In response to Penn Reside, Williams downloaded not less than 49 images and 25 movies of bare prepubescent boys, and court docket paperwork state that the movies confirmed boys performing intercourse acts on one another, generally with an grownup male concerned.

Williams admitted to police that he had seen little one porn since 2014, starting on messaging apps and progressing to sharing information with likeminded males on cloud storage apps, court docket paperwork state.

Earlier than his arrest, Williams, from Pennsylvania, was a celebrated LGBT activist. The accused did HIV consciousness and prevention work with GLO Harrisburg, a middle that gives a “secure area” for minority LGBT youth.  

The LGBT Heart of Central PA gave Williams its ‘Rising Star Award’ in 2021, though posts celebrating the drag queen have since been deleted from the group’s web site and social media pages. 

“I really feel as if that is so vital as a result of I do know there are little children like me who’re queer [and] who’re black who’re nonetheless not capable of look as much as anybody,” Williams informed PennLive final yr. “In order that’s the explanation why I obtained into this line of labor. I needed to make … a big effect for folk in my neighborhood.”

Williams courted controversy even earlier than his arrest. An undated video shared by the ‘Libs of TikTok’ Twitter account confirmed Williams performing for a bunch of kids, apparently in a homosexual bar. 

Such performances have change into extremely contentious within the US. Video surfaced final month of a drag queen clad solely in panties main a younger lady round a bar in Miami, prompting requires authorized motion. Footage from one other “child-friendly” drag present at a Texas homosexual bar final month went viral after youngsters have been seen waving greenback payments at performers and becoming a member of the queens on stage beneath an indication studying “it’s not gonna lick itself.” In the meantime in Washington, DC, footage displaying youngsters and toddlers marching in a ‘Satisfaction’ parade behind a topless man with breasts brought about outrage on-line.

The above incidents led conservative protesters to picket homosexual bars and accuse the performers of “grooming” youngsters, and prompted Republican lawmakers in a number of states to introduce laws banning such occasions.

Below Pennsylvania regulation, possessing little one pornography is a second-degree felony, with every rely carrying a most jail time period of ten years, whereas felony use of a communication facility carries a most sentence of seven years. 

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