Christine Weston Chandler, 39, was arrested on Sunday on a felony count of incest for reportedly raping her elderly mother
A transgender YouTube star and comic creator who considers herself a ‘goddess’ had been embroiled in a series of controversies before being arrested over the weekend for allegedly raping her elderly mother.
Christine Weston Chandler, 39, who is better known online as ‘Chris Chan,’ has gained fame as the founder of the Sonichu and Rosechu web comic books that take place in her CWCville.
The main character, Sonichu, is a mix of Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog that is modeled after her standing her ground against witches, evil cops and internet trolls, with its love interest, Rosechu.
The series gained notoriety among 4Chan users in the early 2000s, and Chandler has since garnered an internet following, with 27,000 followers on Twitter and 50,000 subscribers on YouTube.
‘I am Mrs. Christine W. Chandler Sonichu, Goddess of the Nations of CWCville, Comma and the Commodore Consoles, and the creator of Sonichu and Rosechu,’ her twitter bio reads.
She has frequently featured her mother, Barbara Chandler, on her social media, and on Sunday she was booked into the Henrico County Jail in Virginia on a felony count of incest – which is punishable by up to 12 years in prison.
She was transferred on Monday to Greene County, where the sheriff’s office issued a statement confirming her arrest.
Video recorded by alt-right podcaster Ethan Ralph purports to show Chandler being arrested at a motel in Richmond, Virginia, on Sunday
As she is being led to the car, she could be heard yelling: ‘I am compliant, I am good like this’
Chandler, who is autistic and receives disability from the state, was born Christopher Weston Chandler to Bob and Barbara Chandler, KVIA reports, and when she was still a child she legally changed her name to Christian for religious purposes, before ultimately changing it to Christine after coming out as transgender.
She first became infamous in the early 2000s, when 4Chan users first became aware of her web comic.
In 2007, Chandler went viral when Encyclopedia Dramatica mocked her comics allegedly ridiculing women and being homophobic, The Sun reports.
Over time she became embroiled in further controversy over her cartoon porn and a video she made in which she told internet trolls ‘It is war’ as she pointed a gun at the screen.
It is unclear whether the gun was real.
Then in October 2011, Chandler and her mother were arrested after Barbara hit a manager of a game center with her car, reported Insider. They paid a fine and underwent community service and a year of probation.
At around the same time, Chandler started to describe herself as a ‘tomgirl’ and said she was going through gender dysmorphia after years of homophobic remarks she later apologized for.
Five years later, she once again changed her name to Christine and came out as transgender. She also reportedly legally changed her gender and came out as bisexual, telling her followers she was looking for love.
After that, The Sun reports, Chandler seemed to fade into obscurity, until a 2014 fire at her mother’s home, after which she was the target of people catfishing her and leaking her personal information.
That same year, she was arrested for spraying a GameStop employee with mace after he reportedly asked her to leave, and was charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor assault, according to filings from the Albemarle General District Court obtained by The Sun.
It was a lower charge than what she was originally booked for, a Class 6 felony for ‘dangerous gas unlawful release.’
Chandler was given a 180-day suspended jail sentence and was ordered to pay $514 in court costs, The Sun reports.
Chandler gained notoriety in the early 2000s for her web comic series Sonichu and Rosechu
Chandler’s most recent run-in with the law comes after a nine-minute recorded conversation was reportedly leaked on Discord, an instant messaging and digital distribution platform.
In the conversation, a person believed to Chandler seemingly admitted to having sex with her elderly mother, who is believed to have dementia.
The authenticity of the audio recording hasn’t been confirmed.
During the eight-minute conversation, Chandler apparently tells a friend that it was her mother, Barbara, who had ‘made the first move,’ leading to two to share a kiss, according to the audio file, which Newsweek reported.
She apparently tells the friend that it was her mother who had ‘made the first move,’ leading to two to share a kiss, according to the audio file, which Newsweek reported.
Chandler allegedly claimed she approached the situation with ‘care and caution’ after years of harboring sexual feelings toward her mother, and even having dreams of having sex with her.
‘She was partially confused at one point, but then she came around, obviously,’ Chandler is allegedly heard saying on the call.
As they delve further into the mother and daughter’s allegedly intimate relationship, the person said to be Chandler says that she and her mother now have a ‘routine’ where they have sex ‘every third night’, and that her mother enjoys it.
Toward the end of the recording, Chandler apparently tells her friend: ‘God… said this was okay.’
Chandler has previously featured her mother on her social media pages several times over the years, most recently on July 11, when she shared photos of Barbara sporting a new haircut.
‘Barbie Chan got a styling haircut. I did that; first time cutting anyone’s hair. It looks really good,’ she wrote.
In May, Chandler shared a series of photos of her mother as a younger woman, writing in a caption: ‘Hi, Mom. Remember, everyone, regardless of situation, your Mom, Mother, or Motherly Figure had a life and past of her own back in the day before you came along. She has gone through a lot for not only you and yours, but herself as well.’
Chandler’s final public post came on July 30, when she tweeted in part: ‘There is drama in the air today. Each and every one of you all are encouraged to withdraw from any and all dramas, gossip, rumors, and whatever else will, and already has, approached your way today.’
The following day, the 39-year-old YouTube star was filmed by alt-right podcaster Ethan Ralph getting arrested by police at the Regency Inn in Richmond, Virginia. It was streamed to 3,000 people live.
‘I am compliant, I am good like this,’ a handcuffed Chandler is heard saying in the video, before adding that ‘everything is going to work out.’