The name ‘Chris Chan’ has been going viral on Twitter after a snowball effect saw users sharing a story that a US-based man, who had transitioned into a woman, had sexually assaulted her elderly mother.

The information stemmed from audio and chat receipts allegedly of the woman claiming to have had sexual relations with her mother – the audiotape surfaced online via Kiwi Farms.

Since then, footage showing Chris Chan being arrested has circulated online.

Who is Chris Chan?

Chris is the creator and author of the Sonichu and Rosechu series.

Online, the 39-year-old goes by the name Mrs. Christine W. Chandler Sonichu.

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Sega Nerd writes that the Sonichu web series features a Sonic the Hedgehog and Pokemon cross-over and “disturbing images.”

Chris first started uploading her comic series in 2000, and Know Your Meme states that the comic “has been widely mocked online for its amateur art style and writing.” The site says:

“It was widely ignored before Chris’ video-blog and personal life gained internet infamy.”

Why was Chris Chan arrested?

Footage which has circulated online, predominantly on Twitter, shows Chris being arrested. This comes shortly after Chris was accused of having sexual relations with their mother, who is believed to be in her 80s.

The YouTube star and internet personality  has been arrested on one charge of incest and is being held at Henrico County Regional Jail West in Virginia.

In a statement issued to Newsweek, Henrico County Sheriff Alisa Gregory explained that Chris is currently in jail. The Sheriff said:

“Christine Weston Chandler is currently being held in our Jail West facility on one count of incest and awaiting arraignment in Greene County, Virginia.”

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