19-year-old Dyquan Anthony Collins, better known as ‘Trainko’, finds himself waking up in a Nashville jail once again this morning. The local music artist, who once faked his own shooting with the help of his mother, is no stranger to the criminal justice system. He was arrested Monday afternoon, charged with two violations of his probation, in addition to being served with a warrant for unlawful dissemination of photography – after he broadcast a sex-video of him and his former girlfriend without her knowledge.
At the time of yesterday’s arrest, Collins was free on a $10,000 bond after being arrested for assault, when he allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend when she asked him to take down a video of them having sex, which he posted to his Instagram account. He says he acted in self-defense. (screenshot below). The new charge is for actually posting the sex-tape to Instagram, legally that’s called “unlawful dissemination of photos (TCA 39.13.605.2), and it’s a felony in Tennessee, although every case we’ve covered previously has went away with a plea/retirement that resulted in expungement.
The warrant states:
On March 6th 2019, the defendant posted a video to his personally-owned Instagram account’s “story” of the defendant and the victim engaged the in sexual intercourse. The victim reported that the video was taken without her knowledge three weeks prior to the dissemination. Further, the video was shared on a public social media forum without the victim’s consent.”
When Trainko (Collins) was arrested on the connected assault charge three weeks ago, he was attacked and beaten in jail, and had to be rescued from someone’s grip by correctional officers. According to jail records, he is currently held in the general population, at a minimum security level.
Dyquan Anthony Collins (aka Trainko), 19, is currently held in lieu of an $60,000 bond, charged with unlawful dissemination of photography, and 2 probation violations. The probation violations are from arrests we’ve previously covered, including a contributing to the delinquency of a minor charge, and also using $6,000 of fake money to buy gift cards.
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