YouTuber Ruby Franke Arrested On Abuse Charges After Malnourished Child Found In Duct Tape
YouTuber Ruby Franke has been arrested on charges of child abuse. According to Utah officials, the former “8 Passengers” content creator and mom was arrested on Aug. 30 after authorities found an emaciated and malnourished juvenile with open wounds and duct tape on their extremities. “The condition of the juvenile was so severe that they were seen by Santa Clara-Ivins EMS and transported to a local area hospital,” The Santa Clara-Ivins Public Safety Department said in a press release. Officials allegedly found evidence that led them to a nearby home where another minor in similar condition was located and that child was also taken to the hospital for treatment. Following a search of the house, four juveniles were taken into care by the Department of Child and Family Services. Ruby’s business partner, Jodi Hildebrandt, was also arrested on similar charges, officials confirmed. NBC News has reached out to reps for Ruby and Jodi for comment and did not immediately hear back. According to online records from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, both women remain in custody as of Friday.