According to BuzzFeed, it has obtained a warrant suggesting that the YouTube channel owner of SevenAwesomeKids, Ian Rylett, has been arrested during a video shoot with one of the girls who appear on his channel.
Orange County, Florida officials confirm that Rylett was arrested on August 17 for "lewd and lascivious battery." He pled not guilty to the charges.
Presently, the channel remains online but no videos have been posted since the arrest.
According to a statement made by YouTube, it takes safety on its site very seriously. YouTube states further that they work closely with child safety organizations "to protect young people." When YouTube is made aware of this type of allegations, it takes action. This may include "suspending monetization, or, upon conclusion of an investigation, terminating channels."
Rylett's channel had been demonetized which means that ad revenue it generates has been shifted to other channels with similar content.
Rylett co-founded SevenAwesomeKids which now has 178 million subscribers over its seven channels. Each channel features daily videos from more than 20 girls with ages ranging from eight to 18. Rylett directs the filming of the videos and pays the girls a monthly salary. "YouTube channel owner 'arrested over child sex abuse'" https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45639446 (Sep. 25, 2018),