Mormon YouTuber Ruby Franke is charged with child abuse after one of her six children was found starved with open wounds and DUCT TAPE on their extremities

A Mormon YouTuber has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse charges after a child was discovered with open wounds and duct tape on their limbs.

Ruby Franke, who ran the now-defunct 8 Passengers channel, was arrested along with her business partner Jodi Hildebrandt in Utah.

Both are accused of child abuse, and have been criticized previously for their teachings on parenting – collaborating on Hildebrandt’s life counseling service ConneXions. 

The Santa Clara-Ivins Public Safety Department arrested the two women after a report of a juvenile in need at 10.50am on Wednesday. 

Authorities said the child was described as ’emaciated and malnourished, with open wounds and duct tape around the extremities’ and asking for food and water. 

Ruby Franke, (left)  who ran the now-defunct 8 Passengers channel, was arrested along with her business partner Jodi Hildebrandt (right)

Ruby Franke, (left)  who ran the now-defunct 8 Passengers channel, was arrested along with her business partner Jodi Hildebrandt (right)

Ruby Franke, (left)  who ran the now-defunct 8 Passengers channel, was arrested along with her business partner Jodi Hildebrandt (right) 

Four minor children were taken into the care of Child and Family Services following the investigation, and two were rushed to hospital. It is unconfirmed if they were Franke's children

Four minor children were taken into the care of Child and Family Services following the investigation, and two were rushed to hospital. It is unconfirmed if they were Franke's children

Four minor children were taken into the care of Child and Family Services following the investigation, and two were rushed to hospital. It is unconfirmed if they were Franke’s children

In a statement they said: ‘The condition of the juvenile was so severe that they were seen by Santa Clara-Irvins EMS and transported to a local area hospital. 

‘Information was obtained by police that other juveniles in similar condition may be in a nearby home. 

‘Officers arrived at the home and searched the residence, locating another juvenile in a similar physical condition of malnourishment. They were also transported by EMS for hospital treatment’. 

Police confirmed that ‘evidence consistent with the markings found ont he juvenile’ was located in the home. 

Four minor children were taken into the care of Child and Family Services following the investigation. It is unconfirmed if the children were related to either woman. 

Both Franke and Hildebrant remain in custody at the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.  

Franke is well-known for her strict parenting style on the channel, which she stopped uploading footage in January 2022. 

She racked up more than 2.2million subscribers for documenting their day-to-day endeavors on social media. 

The mother-of-six came under fire in July after footage resurfaced of her allowing her daughter Eve, 6, to go hungry because she forgot to make her own lunch.  

This is a developing story.  

Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk

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