Following up our February story about popular YouTuber Mike Lombardo being under investigation from the FBI for engaging in sexual acts with minors: the Smoking Gun posts today that the musician was arrested.
UPDATE: LeakyNews has obtained the full criminal complaint, which you can download here.
Full federal court records are here. The charges indicate he allegedly enticed young fans to send him explicit photos and videos showing themselves masturbating. Michael Lombardo arrested last friday and spent five days in custody. He was made to surrender his passport, submit to mental health evalauations and participate in an electronic monitoring program. He was restricted from Internet, made to observe a curfew, and banned from contact with any minors.
Two of the counts carry a minimum prison term of 15 years (max 30). The other two, of the four counts against him, carry a five-year minimum (max 20). An FBI agent says, in the case’s affidavit, that one fan was 14 when she began to respond to Lombardo with nude images and video via Skype. The affidavit goes into detail about orders Lombardo gave the girl to strip and masturbate. A search of Lombardo’s house revealed this video on Lombardo’s laptop.
The second victim was a 16-year-old who met Lombardo through her school. A video of the girl masturbating was found on Lombardo’s cell phone.
The Smoking Gun reported in February that the FBI probe began after Lombardo attempted to arrange a NYE meeting with a 15-year-old fan. The girl’s cell phone contained multiple nude images of Lombardo and multiple explicit text messages, along with “plans to meet as well as explicit discussions of specific sexual acts.”