May I also add, that it's always best to have two active email accounts at all times, this way your bank, doctors & other contacts can reach you should one be cutoff.
Similar to most any business asking for day & evening phone numbers, two are always better than one. This doesn't apply to YouTube accounts, and as stated, you should simply back away, most any attorney would advise the same. That would be like returning to the scene of the crime (which captures more criminals than many would think), of which there was one committed by your description of what happened.
Obviously someone hacked your account, a link to bad conduct can be simply reported & dealt with fast, if your account was hacked, you had either a weak password or someone that knows you discovered your credentials (or had direct access to your computer while your back was turned & logged in to YouTube) & posted the content. We cannot offer legal services here per Forum policy, other than to advise to seek counsel to assist in the matter & possibly defend you should charges be pressed.
At this stage, the best thing that you can hope for is that the content wasn't posted from your IP address, which would prove that your account was hacked, this happens many times per second Worldwide, often from weak passwords, or someone (often a script kiddie) breaking into your router. Router lockdown is one of the most often overlooked part of one's security portal. Many leaves the defaults, which broadcasts the make/model of router, of which anyone can perform a Google search on & find the credentials for fast access. It's best to first, rename the network, change all passphrases to complicated ones, disable remote administration & UP&P if not needed, as well as enable the NAT Firewall, which is better than the one on the computer, regardless of brand of Internet Security.
You must look at all possible causes, one by one & eliminate leaks by proper settings & strong passphrases. While this may sound like a hard task, it's not, all you need is the router's manual, can be found online for most. There's usually a Web access page that consists of an address separate from the actual IP & where changes can be made, then click Apply at the prompt (which may cause your router to be auto rebooted to complete changes). Passphrases must be complex, consisting of upper/lower case letters, numbers, and at least 2 or 3 of the following keys spaced apart (`!@#$%^&*()_+=-`). The more special characters, the stronger the passphrase. This is to also include all of your accounts, email, bank, healthcare providers, any site that requires a password & don't use the same for everything.
Hopefully this will be soon resolved & you can put it past you. In the meantime, create another email account using a strong passphrase as above & give to those who needs it, the ones that you're expecting to hear from, there's many no-cost email services, Outlook.com is one of the largest & competes with GMail, avoid Yahoo & AOL due to high infection rates, these corporations are desperate for cash & willing to accept ad dollars with lenient background checks, why it's bast to go with a major provider. I use Outlook for important matters, Gmail for Forums, and disposable email accounts for when registering for a free piece of software, because I know that I'll be spammed like crazy.
Getting a new email account so that others can reach you should be of utmost importance in order to do business with & re-establish personal contacts (I keep an address book of my contacts using Notepad, to include email details, on two encrypted USB drives & important ones on my mobile phone), and make it a point to backup contacts, with Outlook.com, this is possible, to include entire emails. Please don't bother with connecting another YouTube account to Outlook, you don't want lightning to strike twice. There are other ways to support your cause, one is donating to an existing one, be it cash or volunteering your time.
Don't get me wrong, YouTube is a powerful resource, helped me a lot in learning to repair/build computers & many other tasks, although have no desire to have my own channel. Your Topic reaffirmed yet another reason as to why.
Edited by cat1092, 19 June 2017 - 05:09 AM.