There are not many things in society that you can do that is more despicable than engaging in behavior that harms a minor.
Whether it's molestation, downloading p*rnographic material, or assault (in a variety of forms), you're going to be left disgusted at these celebrities who have engaged in such behavior.
Thankfully a large majority of our list has faced significant punishment for their actions, including several who are spending at least the next decade in jail. But when you read about what some of these celebrities have done, you may be left hoping that they won't see the light of day. You may also be shocked at some of the celebrities that were able to survive their controversies, including the beloved Rob Lowe.
Included is the repulsive recent story of YouTube sensation Austin Jones, who as you'll read in his own words, successfully received sexual videos from minors who he pushed into proving they were his biggest fan.
Granted another celebrity on this list also went after infants and videotaped himself sexually assaulting minors...so when it comes to who is the most disgusting we're going to leave up to you. Our job is to make sure that if you take the next few minutes out of your day, that you're going to be glad you did when you learn the details of 15 celebrities who got way too close to their underage fans.
15 Akon - Lost Millions After Grinding With Teen On Stage
If you're a musician and you're having a great time, it may not be completely out of place to invite people onto the stage.
Back in 2007 however, Akon had the awful idea to invite someone onto the stage whose age he didn't know. Not so good to begin with, much less when Akon started dry humping her on stage.
Akon later tried to defend his actions saying that he tried to make sure nobody got into the concert that was under the age of 18.
The subsequent controversy led to Akon losing millions in endorsements. He later wrote about the incident in the song "Sorry, Blame It On Me"
14 Jeffrey Jones - Took Inappropriate Photos Of Teen
If you ever wanted to spend some time home "sick" from school as a kid, one of the best movies to watch for inspiration was Ferris Bueller's Day Off which starred Jeffrey Jones as the Dean, Edward R. Rooney.
But in 2002, Jones was getting himself some education in regards to the law when he was arrested and charged with child pornography and soliciting a minor who he had taken nude photographs of.
Jones was later subsequently arrested after failing to properly disclose himself as a sex offender. We don't blame him for wanting to ignore that part of his life, but they make you register for a reason and there is no denying that Jones did some despicable things.
13 Ian Watkins - Sentenced To 29 Years In Jail
Ian Watkins knew how to rock out on the stage and was charismatic enough to pull together some of his friends and formed the band Lostprophets.
The band released 5 albums, but in 2012, Watkins was arrested and charged with over 10 incidents of attempted rape and sexual assault of minors.
Ready to really lose your lunch? It was reported that Watkins sexually assaulted two infant children, including sending out a text to one of his lovers (who was of legal age) saying "If you belong to me, so does your baby." It was also discovered that Watkins videotaped his various abuses.
Thankfully Watkins won't be performing anywhere anytime soon as he was sentenced to 29 years in jail.
12 Austin Jones - Asked Young Fans To Send Explicit Videos
Austin Jones had himself a solid following on social media with millions listening to his cover songs on YouTube and hundreds of thousands of fans following his other various social media platforms.
At least until earlier in June 2017 when Jones was charged with two counts of production of child abuse images.
Jones reached out to one of his fans, asking for sexually explicit videos including saying
"At the beginning, get super close and say these lines: hey Austin, it's (name) and this butt is (age) years old and then make it clap for 30 seconds. Got it?", as well as saying
"In your honest opinion, do you think your butt is good enough to give guys boners?" and when she replied, Jones disgustingly replied
"It hasn't given me a boner yet. That's why I'm concerned... I guess try harder!!" and encouraged her to take off her underwear.
A conversation with another underage girl (who was reluctant to strip) included Austin saying,
"If you really are my biggest fan, you would do it! You’re doing so good I need my biggest fan to be confident... I have to see your butthole to know for sure that you care 100%... spread for a good 15 seconds."
11 R. Kelly - Video Emerged Of Him Being Intimate With Young Girl
R. Kelly has no shortage of songs that will leave your booty bumping, but he also has no shortage of moments in his career that are enough to make you sick to your stomach.
Such as in 2002 when a video was released that allegedly showed R. Kelly having sex with, as well as urinating on a girl who was underage.
Police also discovered various sexual images of an underage girl when they searched Kelly's house, but the evidence was later thrown out due to an improper search warrant.
While Kelly was not officially charged with anything that is linked to molestation or child pornography, the incident certainly damaged his image including South Park parodying him with their episode "Trapped in the Closet" back in 2005.
10 Mark Salling - Police Found 1,000+ Videos And Photos Of Inappropriate Child Content
Mark Salling may have been charming enough and had a good enough voice to land him a role on the series Glee, but we wouldn't blame you if reading this next blurb is enough to ruin his character forever.
After all, how do you forget something like the fact that Salling was arrested in 2015 with police discovering over 1,000 videos and photos of child p*rnography. Such a large number makes it not only clear that Salling had a serious problem, but that he also engaged in this behavior for a significant period of time and clearly did not feel bad about it.
Salling had previously also come under fire in 2013 after a woman accused him of forcing himself on her without using protection, but the case was settled out of court.
9 Michael Jackson - Pics Found With Children's Faces Photoshopped On Inappropriate Content
Now we need to be clear, Michael Jackson was never officially charged with any crimes that linked him to abusing minors. That being said, rumors swirled around the pop star for a large portion of his career including having his Neverland ranch raided in 2003.
While police did not recover anything that they charged him with, they did recover adult entertainment that allegedly had children's faces superimposed on the images.
Radar online also identified 5 different boys who made allegations against Michael, including admitting that he would take them to bed for long periods of time.
8 Rob Lowe - Leaked Sex Tape Of Him With Teen Girl
When it comes to celebrity sex tapes, there is no shortage of celebrities who have been caught right in the middle of a scandal. For Rob Lowe, not only did the world get to see his booty bumping in action when a tape leaked in 1998, but they got to see him getting it on with 2 women!
The only problem? One of the girls in the video was still in her teens and while that makes this perhaps the most acceptable entry on our list, she was still under the legal age to be filmed in explicit situations.
Lowe's career dipped for a while, but he has been producing some of his best work in the last few years including his spot on Parks and Recreation and an upcoming role in the hopefully hilarious, Super Troopers 2.
7 Stephen Collins - Exposed Himself To A Young Girl
Stephen Collins made a huge name for himself when he appeared as one of the leads in 7th Heaven. And he's also had great minor roles like appearing in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but his career came to a screeching halt in 2014 after he was arrested by the NYPD.
Collins had several people speak out against him, including a minor who Collins would expose himself to repeatedly.
It was also reported during his divorce with Faye Grant that he had molested three girls over a decade ago. Something tells us that's a pretty valid reason for their marriage to dissolve!
6 Josh Duggar - Assaulted 4 Of His Sisters Growing Up
Josh Duggar was one of many siblings growing up. In fact, his enormous family was intriguing enough that TLC put on the show 19 Kids and Counting and was paying Josh up to $45,000 per episode!
At least until it became clear that Josh had sexually assaulted 4 of his sisters when he was growing up. To make matters even more disturbing, his parents defended his actions saying that he was just curious about girls and only assaulted them when they were asleep.
Far from his only "sex headline", it also became clear that Duggar had used AshleyMadison and OkCupid to attempt to cheat on his wife, but at least those women were of legal age (and not relatives)!
5 Roman Polanski - Assaulted A Minor That Modelled For Him
Roman Polanski might be a great director with several accolades to his name including Rosemary's Baby and The Pianist. But Polanski is also an awful human being and you shouldn't expect to see him in North America anytime soon.
Polanski was charged in 1977 with the statutory rape of a pre-teen girl who he had met and asked to model for him. After serving 42 days in jail, Polanski was expecting to be given a plea bargain that would only leave him on probation.
However, when reports started coming out that a more significant sentence was coming, Polanski fled to Paris and has not returned to North America since.
4 Jared Fogle - Sentenced To 15 Years Several Charges, Including Solicitation Of A Minor
When it comes to overall "talent" in terms of these celebrities, Jared Fogle needs to rank fairly low on the list. After all, the man literally got famous for being really good at eating Subway sandwiches (Hey McDonald's, want to give me a call?).
Fogle may have been a good image for Subway in the past, but in 2015 he was arrested and charged with intent to travel and solicit sex with a minor, as well as being in possession of child pornography.
Clearly not wooed by his celebrity status, the judge sentenced Fogle to 15 years in jail.
Perhaps fittingly, it was later reported that one of Fogle's job at the jail involved serving sandwiches.
3 Jerry Lee Lewis - Married His Younger Cousin
One of the biggest appeals of becoming a famous musician may be that you think you can get with any woman (or man) in the world that you desire. But for Jerry Lee Lewis, it wasn't an aspiring new fan but his first cousin (once removed) that caught his eye.
Y'know, despite the fact that Jerry Lee Lewis was 22 years old and his cousin was only 13!
The controversy that surrounded Lewis following the news helped his career hit a new rock bottom, but at least he stayed married to his cousin (yuck) for over a decade, getting divorced after 13 years together and having 2 children.
2 Jerry Sandusky - Assaulted Boys For Over 15 Years That He Met Through His Charity
Jerry Sandusky was considered for a long time to be one of the best minds in football and spent 3 decades at Pennsylvania State University.
Sandusky also gave back to the community in large ways, including founding his own charity that worked with underprivileged and at-risk youth.
Then it came out in 2011 that Sandusky had sexually assaulted countless boys over a 15 year period and was officially charged with 52 counts of sexual abuse.
It was reported that all of his victims were boys that he met through his charity work. Now at the age of 73, there is no denying that Sandusky will die behind bars and there is also little arguing that it is exactly where he deserves to be.
1 Jimmy Saville - Hundreds Of Sexual Abuse Allegations Following His Death
Jimmy Saville was one of the most popular names and faces in Britain with no shortage of accolades to his name; including raising millions towards charities.
But when Jimmy Saville passed away in 2011, it quickly became clear that he was an awful sexual predator with hundreds of sexual abuse charges being brought to the attention of police. The victims ranged from the age of 8-47 and included 63 girls that were barely in their teens.
Sadly the fact that all of his happened after his death helps re-affirm the belief that his victims were afraid to go after someone as famous as Saville.
Included in his victims were at least 5-75 people that he would meet with at local hospitals.