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Online creator Chris Chan, charged with incest, said 'I'm famous on the internet' in first court appearance, according to report

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A hearing on Thursday determined that Chandler would be held without bond, with the judge citing concerns for her safety as one of the reasons. Screenshot/YouTube - @CwcvilleGuardian
  • Online creator Christine Chandler was arrested on a charge of incest in Virginia this week.

  • In a Thursday bond hearing for Chandler, a judge denied bond due to safety concerns.

  • Chandler's next hearing is on September 16.

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Online creator and personality Christine Chandler will be held without bond, after being arrested on a charge of incest this week, following a Thursday hearing where a judge expressed safety concerns for her and the public, the Daily Progress reports.

Since 2007, Chandler has been the subject of a trolling campaign that started on the website 4chan. Throughout the years, she has been stalked, doxxed, hacked, and had several trolls pose as romantic partners both online and in real life.

Last week, a purported phone call leaked online in which someone that was said to be Chandler seemingly admitted to having sex with her mother.

Chandler was arrested by Henricho County police and charged with incest that Sunday, and has been in jail since.

Chandler's case was moved to a different court

On Wednesday, Greene Country General District Judge Kenneth Andrew Sneathern reportedly appointed Charlottesville attorney David Heilberg to legally represent Chandler, and moved the case to the Greene County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

During Thursday's hearing, presided over by JDR Judge David M. Barredo, Chandler reportedly asked to be addressed with female pronouns. Despite being a transgender woman, she is being housed in a jail that has categorized her as male.

After being sworn in Chandler reportedly asked the court if she could pick up personal possessions from the home she shared with her mother, saying that she would be "willing to proceed with everything if she could get that done."

Edwin Consolvo, Green Commonwealth's attorney, reportedly requested at the time for Chandler to be held without bond at Central Virginia Regional Jail in Orange County. Consolvo said that he was "concerned about the community's safety and Chandler's safety."

At the bond hearing, Consolvo highlighted the fact Chandler's arrest was filmed and said that it was clear people sought out where Chandler was staying.

At this point, Chandler reportedly interrupted the proceedings, saying: "I'm famous on the internet" before Heilberg, Chandler's state-appointed attorney, instructed her not to speak unless spoken to by the court.

Heilberg reportedly told the court that he would be asking for evaluations of Chandler. Judge Barredo said that given Heilberg had only met Chandler for the first time that morning, he could file for a possible bond review at a later time.

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During the hearing, Chandler reportedly interrupted proceedings and asked to collect personal items from home. Christina Chandler/Facebook

Chandler once again, reportedly, interrupted proceedings, stamping her feet and saying that she "won't feel safe proceeding" until she is able to pick up her things at home.

At present, Chandler has been charged with one count of incest, although a press release from the Greene County Sherrif's Office on Monday said that "the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending."

Incest is a Class 5 felony in Virginia, which is punishable by up to ten years in prison.

Judge Barredo reportedly said that he would remand Chandler without bond until her next hearing, which is scheduled for September 16, for her own safety and the safety of the public at large.

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