In what can only be deemed one of the more twisted consequences of her arrest, Ruby Franke reportedly came forward in court with allegations of sexual abuse against her own children. The mommy vlogger — jailed in Washington County for six counts of felony child abuse — dialed in for her hearing around a week after her arrest only to turn the finger at one of her six kids, claiming that they were responsible for the abuse of nearly 20 other children, the Daily Mail reported. She alleged the minor in question had mistreated their own sibling, as well as their cousins and neighborhood peers. In follow-up to Ruby’s disturbing testimony, the judge presiding over the court hearing in Utah suggested that the accused child “be placed in a home with no other children.”
Kevin Franke — the vlogger’s husband who has been separated from her for approximately a year and was also present in court — refrained from reacting to the serious allegations his estranged wife made. His legal representatives, meanwhile, voiced his ignorance about the alleged physical abuse of the children he shares with Ruby. “We’re working hard to get the kids back with Kevin in the family home,” The Salt Lake Tribune quoted Kevin’s attorney as saying. Subsequent hearings in Ruby’s case, which has garnered worldwide attention, have been postponed to October in the event of “additional time needed to review copious amounts of discovery,” Fox 13 reported.
If you or someone you know may be the victim of child abuse, please contact the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child (1-800-422-4453) or contact their live chat services.
If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, help is available. Visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website or contact RAINN’s National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).
Post source: The List