Ruby Franke, a former family vlogger of the YouTube channel 8 Passengers, was arrested on August 31, 2023, in Springville, Utah, on charges of aggravated child abuse.
The arrest was made after one of her malnourished children was found with duct tape on their mouth and hands, trying to escape to a neighbor’s house.
Ruby’s arrest was due to allegations of child abuse, which included malnourishment, physical abuse and neglect.
The child was malnourished and had bruises on their body.
The YouTuber’s other children were also found to be malnourished and had signs of physical abuse.
Ruby’s channel, 8 Passengers, was a family vlog that followed the lives of her husband, Kevin, and their six children.
A “famous” parenting YouTuber has been arrested for child abuse.
She allegedly used rope&duct tape to tie up 2 of her daughters (10&12yrs), starved & abused them, leaving them emaciated. The older one escaped through a window & went to a neighbor for help.
Meet Ruby Franke. pic.twitter.com/gSztSHeq7j
— dara faye (@darafaye) August 31, 2023
Who is Ruby Franke?
Ruby is a former YouTube vlogger who was arrested in August 2023 on charges of child abuse.
She was the mother behind the popular YouTube channel 8 Passengers, which featured videos of her family’s daily life.
Ruby is a mother of six children.
She and her husband Kevin Franke ran the YouTube channel 8 Passengers, which had over 5 million subscribers before it was taken down.
The channel featured videos of the Franke family’s daily life, including their travels, holidays, and homeschooling.
Ruby was arrested in August 2023 on charges of child abuse.
She was accused of physically abusing her children, including hitting them with belts and other objects.
Ruby’s arrest came after her daughter Shari spoke out about the abuse in a video posted on social media.
Shari alleged that her mother had been physically and emotionally abusive towards her and her siblings for years.
Ruby’s business partner Jodi Hildebrandt was also arrested on charges of child abuse.
The two were released on bail and are awaiting trial.
Following the allegations, Franke’s YouTube channel was taken down and her social media accounts were deleted.
The case has sparked a debate about the role of social media in parenting and the responsibility of influencers to their followers.
Ruby’s arrest has also raised questions about the safety and well-being of children in the influencer industry.