MADRID (AFP) - An influencer in Spain become sentenced to 15 months in prison and 20,000 euros for posting a YouTube video in which he presented a homeless guy biscuits filled with toothpaste, a court docket stated Friday.

Kan-Hua Ren, known as ReSet, turned into discovered responsible of an offence in opposition to ethical integrity in his video published in January 2017 on his channel and because eliminated, the Barcelona court docket said.

He turned into sentenced to fifteen months in jail, which he received’t probable must serve.

. Sentences of up to 2 years are normally now not carried out in Spain for first-time offenders in non-violent crimes.

Ren become additionally ordered to pay 20,000 euros ($22,three hundred) in reimbursement to the victim and his channels can be closed down for five years.

"Challenged" by means of one of his fans, Ren, who turned into 19 at the time, filmed himself removing cream from inside biscuits and replacing it with toothpaste.

Then he gave them to a Romanian beggar in conjunction with a 20-euro bill.

"perhaps I went a little some distance, but let’s look at the effective facet, it will help him easy his tooth, I don’t think he has often brushed his enamel on account that he became negative," Ren told his followers, in line with a courtroom file.

The homeless guy threw up, wrote the judge in her verdict dated may also 29.

The video sparked an outcry, so Ren published a brand new one wherein he went again to peer the person and gave him every other 20 euros.

"If I had finished this with a normal character, no-one would have stated a aspect, but as he is a beggar humans are complaining," he stated in a message accompanying the video, consistent with the courtroom record.

the various 200 most influential Spanish-speakme personalities on YouTube at the time, police said he then attempted to prevent the sufferer making a criticism in trade for three hundred euros and yet another video in which he would spend the night time with him.

Police delivered he targeted other inclined human beings in different films on his channel, where he earned cash through advertising and marketing.

"I do things for showmanship, people like something morbid," he instructed the court docket.

On Friday, Ren’s two YouTube channels, which respectively have greater than 1.2 million and 250,000 fans, have been still online.