Steven Fernandez churned out video after video of himself skateboarding and grabbing girls' dicks, all the while announcing that he was "the most famous kid in the world." He racked up millions of YouTube views and started appearing in photos with scantily clad older women. The Compton-raised kid became a sort of child Lothario, attracting a cult following and snagging roles in movies like the T.J. Miller flick Search Party.
But Fernandez, 17, is now facing felony charges of procuring a minor to engage in lewd and lascivious acts with him and two other men. Police say the teen skateboarder, known as Baby Scumbag, used his fame to sexually exploit a 12-year-old girl by promising her meet-and-greets with stars and a part in an MTV special.
Fernandez, along with his manager Jose Barajas and Keelan Dadd, 22, were arrested on Nov. 13 on suspicion of committing lewd acts with a person under 14. The suspects "tended to cruise the West San Fernando Valley, Hollywood, and Compton, looking for young girls to solicit," says Los Angeles Police Detective Ninette Toosbuy. They were nabbed four days later in a sting operation.
All three men were released on bail; Dadd's and Barajas' bail was set at $475,000, while Fernandez's was $200,000. The suspects have wiped their Instagram accounts and are not active on Twitter, and Fernandez has stopped posting videos to his YouTube channel, where he has more than 703,000 subscribers.