A Drag queen in Pennsylvania has been charged with 25 counts of child pornography, according to authorities.
Brice Patric Ryschon Williams was charged with 25 counts of child pornography and 18 counts of criminal use of a communications facility.
The bail is set at $100,000 and Williams is unable to post bail, according to the docket.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children tipped off the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s Child Predator Section on May 18, 2020, reporting that 76 files containing child pornography were uploaded to a Dropbox file. The Dropbox account was linked to Anastasia Diamond, aka Williams's stage persona.
Special agent Travis Nye obtained a search warrant for Williams’ home on June 22, 2022, and carried it out early Thursday morning.
According to a criminal complaint, “Brice denied having ever uploaded, downloaded, or sought child pornography,”
“In a preview of Brice's Samsung Note 9 located in his bedroom at least twenty-five (25) video files of child pornography were located,” the complaint read.
In a Facebook profile promoting Williams shows, he encourages residents of Franklin County, Pennsylvania, to take a survey to “help LGBTQ organizations develop programs that best serve our community.”
Video footage shared on Instagram from 2017 shows Williams dancing explicitly for children. In July, a local Pennsylvania news outlet reported that Williams would be working with an organization that provides a “safe space” for gay and transgender children of color.
On his personal Facebook account, Williams describes himself as a “genderqueer social worker and drag queen.”
The docket lists the case status as “awaiting a preliminary hearing.” The preliminary hearing is set for July 5, according to a public court summary.