October 19, 2020, 09.17 PM

CHICAGO, KOMPAS.com - Singaporean Amos Yee faces child pornography charges in the US where he is currently an asylum since 2017.

According to prosecutors, Amos Yee also allegedly advocated for pedophilia in his now-defunct YouTube channel.

The blogger from Singapore appeared in a Chicago court on solicitation and possession of child pornography, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

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The 20-year-old is being held on $1 million bail and should he be convicted, Yee could lose his asylum status in the US. The Singaporean blogger was taken into custody Thursday at his Chicago home.

In 2016, Yee was detained at O'Hare International Airport after fleeing Singapore.

His online posts mocking and criticizing the Singapore government twice landed him in jail. He was granted asylum in September 2017.

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Prosecutors alleged he exchanged messages with a 14-year-old Texas girl last year that included nude photos.

When it comes to Yee's alleged pedophilia advocacy, the blogger's assistant public defender called him an “internet troll” who’s “all over the internet saying fantastic things” in court.

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