A YOUTUBE star has been accused of "grooming" young female fans online.
Carson King, 21, known to his followers as CallMeCarson, is alleged to have sent inappropriate messages to a number of young women after interacting with them on social media.
King's team did not immediately respond to The Sun's request for comment on the allegations.
King is known as a member of the Lunch Club collective, with which he makes gaming and comedy videos.
He boasts over three million followers on YouTube and almost four million across Twitter and Instagram.
He also runs a clothing company called Pool Hall Co.
The allegations were first made in an interview with fellow members of Lunch Club known as Traves and Hugbox.
Speaking to YouTuber Keemstar, Hugbox said: “One day in March [Carson] called me.
"I picked up the phone and he was basically like, ‘I have to tell you something.'
"And then he told me that he sexted underage girls, and I think that he said that they were fans."
Hugbox said he didn't know the ages of the girls.
There is no indication that Carson physically engaged in illegal sexual activity. And in some states, so-called “Romeo and Juliet” laws permit sexual relationships with individuals under the age of consent if the other person is a few years older.
After the video was published, twitter user @miniborb, named as Sam,claimed she had also been "groomed" by King.
She said she had "jokingly tweeted at Carson 'be my boyfriend'" and that "he didn’t reply to the tweet and went straight to my [direct messages]."
She then posted a number of screenshots of messages apparently exchanged between the two.
Sam said she was "still 17 and in high school" when the exchanges took place.
The message are timestamped for April 2019, when King would have been 19.
King is seen asking Sam when she turns 18 and saying: "What if I only want to talk to you for the sexual part of it."
He is also seen pressuring her to send nude pictures.
There is currently no evidence that King ever received nude pictures from Sam or any other underage person.
A number of Twitter users criticized Carson over the messages.
"Ew hes rank," wrote one, while another said the messages said Carson had misused the "power dynamic" between the two.
Others urged caution, with one writing: "Please remember the things coming out against Carson are allegations, not fact.
"This goes for almost all cancelled celebrities."
King is yet to publicly comment on the allegations.
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