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Ex-YouTube ‘player’ faces charges of sex trafficking, child pornography

A self-styled YouTube pimp faces 30 years in prison.


Rae Votta


Posted on Oct 2, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 9:12 pm CDT

A former YouTuber who ran a “players” channel is facing charges of sex trafficking and child pornography for videos he allegedly made featuring underage girls.

Donald Clifton Allen Jr., the host of D’Nero’s Player Show on YouTube, faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

Clips from D’Nero’s Player Show still live online, although it was last updated five years ago. In them, the 50-year-old Allen lip syncs, reviews nightclubs, and hosts clips of girls dancing in lingerie. It’s not so different from any number of amateur YouTubers trying to find a niche, but now Allen faces charges after Detroit authorities began investigating him in 2009.

Police eventually raided his home and confiscated video footage, including at least one clip that featured a 17-year-old in sexual positions. In 2012 a grand jury indicted Allen, and he’s been awaiting trail in prison. Meanwhile his most popular video, a woman twerking in slow motion, has hit 147,000 views.

Allen’s trial begins Dec. 8 in Detroit.

H/T NY Daily News | Screengrab via D’Nero’s Player Show/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 2, 2015, 2:00 pm CDT