Amos Yee Pang Sang (余澎杉, born 31 October 1998 ) is a Singaporean YouTube personality and former child actor and currently awaiting trial in the United States for child pornography charges.
In late March 2015, shortly after the death of Lee Kuan Yew, Yee uploaded a video to YouTube, which was critical of Lee and of Christianity. As a result, Yee was arrested and charged with violating the Penal Code by "wounding" religious feelings and the Protection from Harassment Act by causing distress.
Yee's imprisonment drew criticism from human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, which considered Yee to be a prisoner of conscience. As of March 2017, 55 234 users are subscribed to the channel "Amos Yee". On 24 March 2017, Yee was granted asylum in the United States of America.
Amos Yee's accounts have began to be removed. These are in May 2018 by YouTube for violating community guidelines, and Twitter suspended his account. Next to go is the Patreon, Wordpress blog, Facebook page were all shut down.
In October 2020, Yee was subsequently arrested and charged on state child porn charges after exchanging nude photos and "thousands" of messages with a 14-year-old girl from Texas while he was living in Chicago.
Arrest on child pornography charges
In October 2020, Yee was arrested in Illinois on state charges of solicitation and possession of child pornography, after he allegedly exchanged nude photos and "thousands" of messages with a 14-year-old girl from Texas while he was living in Chicago via WhatsApp from February 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019. His bail was set at US$1 million.If he is found guilty, he could lose asylum status, and be deported from the United States.On November 24, 2020, Yee pled not guilty to the charges.