Internet personality Chris Chan was arrested on a charge of incest on Sunday and was booked in the Henrico County Jail in Virginia.
Who is Chris Chan?
Chris Chan, otherwise known as Mrs. Christine W. Chandler Sonichu, is a webcomic creator, artist, blogger, and YouTuber.
According to her Twitter bio, she says, “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. She/Her.”
Chan has nearly 60,000 followers on Twitter, posting under the handle @CPU_CWCSonichu.
According to Chan’s Patreon account, she also is known as “Christian, Christopher, Chris Chan and so forth among my fan base and many trolls and cyber bullies on the internet since 2000.”
According to a biography page called Wikitubia, Chan was diagnosed with high-functioning autism when she was young.
She attended Piedmont Virginia Community College in 2000 but was suspended for a year due to soliciting, and managed to get her degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design in 2006.
The 39-year-old’s career began in 2004 with the creation of her comic series, Sonichu—based around a character she made, which was a cross between Sonic the Hedgehog and Pikachu from Pokémon.
She also created the character of Rosechu, Sonichu’s love interest in the series.
The Sonichu comics were posted to her website with videos she made about herself and her opinions and views. A website called Encyclopedia Dramatica created a page about Chan in 2007 that mocked her art, personality and alleged homophobia. Chan made several videos demanding the page be taken down and even went so far as to draw severely graphic pictures of her with one of her friends sexually to prove she was straight.
She had several YouTube channels under different names, and many of them were either hacked or taken down due to her making several “insulting videos.”
One video was titled Twin Falling Towers, and the video gained severe backlash after she used the tragedy of the September 11 attacks to threaten two Internet instigators, Clyde Cash and Jack Thaddeus. Chan uploaded a follow-up video to apologize, but that video too was mocked for not being sincere enough.
Chan came out as transgender in 2016, legally changing her gender and coming out as bisexual shortly after.
According to sources, she has become an infamous trolling target due to her comics and behavior. Wikitubia claimed she was one of the most documented people on the internet.
And most recently, graphic texts and audio messages were leaked on the internet, in which Chan described molesting her own mother in great detail. She was arrested on Sunday and booked on a charge of incest.
Henrico County Sheriff Alisa Gregory told Newsweek in an earlier report, “Christine Weston Chandler is currently being held in our Jail West facility on one count of incest and awaiting arraignment in Greene County, Virginia.”