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Ruby Franke, mother behind YouTube channel 8 Passengers, arrested on child abuse charges




Ruby Franke, the mother behind the defunct family YouTube channel “8 Passengers,” was arrested on two counts of aggravated child abuse on Wednesday after police found a malnourished child with open wounds and duct tape on their extremities.

Franke was arrested alongside her business partner and collaborator, Jodi Hildebrandt, who is the founder of the controversial life counselling organisation ConneXions.

The two women create advice videos that critics say promote a harsh style of parenting.

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Franke has come under fire in the past for her now-deleted parenting vlogs.

Viewers have accused Franke and her husband, Kevin, of being abusive for years.