Ruby Franke alleges one of her kids sexually abused a sibling for years in shocking court appearance: report

Ruby Franke alleges one of her kids sexually abused a sibling for years in shocking court appearance: report

Ruby Franke reportedly made shocking sexual abuse allegations about one of her six children during a hearing for charges she faces for aggravated child abuse in Provo, Utah, Thursday.

The disgraced YouTuber, 41, claimed during a court appearance that one of her minor kids abused a sibling and molested “several” other family members and neighbors for “years,” according to the Daily Mail.

Franke — who appeared via video from a Utah jail — reportedly also claimed that the troubled child began looking at pornography at 3 years old.

After the unnamed kid allegedly began abusing a younger sibling, the alleged victim also began participating in sexual abuse, the outlet claims the former family vlogger also said.

The molestation was reportedly disguised by a “patting” game but no further details were provided.

Franke alleged that the child who began the sexual abuse confessed their crimes to her in May.

Ruby Franke.
Ruby Franke alleged in court Thursday that one of her children sexually abused family members and neighbors.

The social media star did not provide any evidence of her disturbing claims, per the Daily Mail.

However, an attorney in the courtroom reportedly appeared to validate at least part of the allegations, as the lawyer claimed that one of the mothers of a molestation victim was present.

The judge reportedly denied that attorney’s request, stating that those claims could be heard at a later time but noted that the alleged abusive child would need to “be placed in a home with no other children.”

Ruby Franke and the rest of the Franke family posing for a photo in a park.
The identity of the minor child who allegedly committed the crimes was not revealed.

According to the Daily Mail, the hearing took only about 30 minutes but two of Franke’s older children were present when their mother’s damning claims were made.

Her husband, Kevin Franke, who previously said via his attorney that he had no part in the alleged abuse inside his household, was also reportedly at the hearing but did not comment.

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The Franke family’s deep, dark secrets first came to light when Ruby was taken into custody on Aug. 30 over suspicions of aggravated child abuse.

Earlier this week, she and her business partner, Jodi Hildebrandt, were charged with four additional counts of child abuse for allegedly causing or permitting “serious physical injury to the victims in three different ways: (1) a combination of multiple physical injuries or torture, (2) starvation or malnutrition that jeopardizes life, and (3) causing severe emotional harm,” per the Washington County Attorney’s Office.

Ruby Franke.
Franke was arrested on Aug. 30 for aggravated child abuse.

Ruby Franke and the rest of the Franke family posing for a photo.
The Franke family rose to fame on a now-defunct YouTube channel called “8 Passengers.”

Since the abuse allegations have become public, signs of Ruby’s concerning behavior have resurfaced online.

The “8 Passengers” host once refused to bring her 6-year-old lunch to teach her a “lesson.” She also punished her son Chad by having him sleep on a beanbag for seven months.

The alleged abuse that led to Ruby’s arrest, though, was when an emaciated child with duck tape around their arms and legs fled the Franke home and ran into a neighbor’s house, sparking an investigation.

Eileen Reslen

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