Australian man arrested after allegedly posing as YouTube star to exploit hundreds of US children

An Australian man who authorities say “masquerad[ed]” as a popular YouTube star was arrested and charged with exploiting 245 children in the United States.

The identity of the 25-year-old suspect has not been released, although he was identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday as an Australian citizen and was arrested in the western part of the Pacific nation.

Special agents with the Homeland Security Investigations, an arm of ICE, in Tallahassee, Florida, first received a tip about the Australian man from the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. According to an ICE news release, the agents
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