Chris Chan, the online personality charged with incest after leaked audio suggested she had sex with her mother, was transferred to a Virginia jail

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Christine Weston Chandler in her most recent YouTube video
Christine Weston Chandler has been charged with incest of a child or grandparent in Virginia. YouTube/CwcvilleGuardian
  • Christine Weston Chandler is being held at the Central Virginia Regional Jail in Orange, Virginia.

  • Chandler, known online as Chris Chan, was arrested on Sunday on a charge of incest.

  • Chandler is known for creating the character Sonichu and has been popular online since 2007.

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Christine Weston Chandler, known online as Chris Chan, has been moved to the Central Virginia Regional Jail in Orange, Virginia, Insider confirmed.

Chandler was charged with incest after a leaked audio recording spread online in which a person said to be Chandler detailed sexual relations with her 79-year-old mother.

The jail's website says it has a design capacity of 96 people and a staff of about 50 people.

Chandler was arrested outside a hotel in Charlottesville on Sunday and initially held at the Henrico County Jail. The recording and texts appearing to be from Chandler began circulating on Friday.

The Central Virginia Regional Jail could not confirm whether Chandler's bond had been set as of Wednesday. Court records reviewed by Insider did not include attorney information or an upcoming court appearance.

Ethan Ralph, a podcast host associated with the alt-right and Gamergate, livestreamed footage of the arrest on YouTube.

Chandler is known for creating the online character Sonichu, an illustrated combination of the characters Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog. She has also been the target of trolling and online scrutiny since her content gained popularity in 2007. Chandler's emails, private diary entries, and personal conversations of the past decade have been leaked and chronicled on CWCki, a Wikipedia-style site with over 2,000 entries.

The original forum version of CWCki became Kiwi Farms, a popular internet forum that has been linked to three suicides and the 2019 shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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