A Pennsylvania drag queen who counseled children at a “safe haven” for LGBTQ+ youth has been charged with 25 counts of felony class 2 child pornography and 18 counts of criminal use of a communications facility following a two-year long investigation from the Attorney General’s Office, according to reports.
A criminal docket issued last week shows Brice Patric Ryschon Williams AKA Anastasia Diamond of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania was charged with 25 counts of child pornography and 18 count of criminal use of a communication facility. The sexually explicit content found in Williams’ possession includes at least 49 photos and 25 videos of naked, prepubescent boys. The images showed “genitalia and boys performing sex acts,” in some cases “with an adult man.”
In addition to performing as a drag queen by the name of Anastasia Diamond, Williams is an HIV medical case manager at a local health center and last year joined GLO Harrisburg, a center that offers a “safe haven” for LGBTQ+ youth of color in central Pennsylvania. Williams was awarded the LGBT Center of Central PA Rising Star Award in 2020.
“I feel as though this is so important because I know there are little kids like me who are queer who are black who are still not able to look up to anyone. So that’s the reason why I got into this line of work. I wanted to make … a big impact for folks in my community,” Williams told a local Pennsylvania news outlet last year. You can see interview Penn Live did with Mr. Williams on July 2021 here.
In May 2020, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children submitted a tip to the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s Child Predator Section after finding child pornography on a Dropbox. The investigation resulted in authorities finding 49 files of children under the age of 18 performing sexual acts which ultimately led to the arrest.
Mr. Williams who is currently being held on $100,000 bail at Franklin County Corrections and presumed innocent until they have been proven guilty in a court of law. Mr. Williams preliminary hearing is set for July 5, 2022.
This is a video clip posted on Instagram by Williams (@anastasiadiamond95) also appears to show Williams performing for children in 2017. “Throwback to my Money performance from Central Pride!!”
Complaint/Incident Number: CPC-20-0094, Docket Number: MJ-39304-CR-0000129-2022