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Utah mama blogger accused of child abuse hospitalized after ‘life-threatening’ problem in jail: court docs

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Utah mama blogger accused of child abuse hospitalized after ‘life-threatening’ problem in jail: court docs

A Utah parenting blogger who was recently charged with child abuse suffered a “life-threatening medical injury” in prison, according to court documents.

Jodi Hildebrandt and her business partner Ruby Franke, who ran a co-parenting page on YouTube called ConneXions Classroom, were charged with six counts of child abuse after Utah State Police found two of Franke’s six children, who were malnourished and emaciated, At Hildebrandt’s house in August. .30.

Hildebrandt’s attorney, Douglas Terry, on Friday filed a request for an urgent detention hearing after Hildebrandt “suffered a life-threatening medical problem that resulted in her being hospitalized for several days.”

Terry also requests “special court preparation to hear the defendant’s detention case.” Hildebrandt’s attorney did not immediately respond to an inquiry from Fox News Digital.

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Ruby Franke (right) and her business partner Judy Hildebrandt (left)

Ruby Franke, right, and her business partner, Judy Hildebrandt, were arrested and charged on Aug. 30 after Santa Clara police received a phone call at about 10:50 p.m. asking for help. (Instagram/moms_of_truth)

Franke’s attorney, Lamar Winward, also filed a request Friday for an expedited detention hearing because he “believes the cases” of Hildebrandt and Franke “should be heard at the same time,” the motion in Franke’s case said. Frankie’s attorney also had “long-term family leave” scheduled during the currently scheduled period of her detention hearing. Winward has declined to comment on the charges against his client at this time.

Santa Clara Ivins Police initially responded to Hildebrandt’s residence in Utah on the evening of August 30 after receiving a phone call about a juvenile seeking help.

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“A 12-year-old boy just showed up at my door asking for help, he said he just came from a neighbor’s house, and we know there are problems at this neighbor’s house,” one man said. The 911 call was obtained by Fox News Digital. “He is emaciated. His legs are bound with duct tape. He is hungry and thirsty.

Utah authorities found two malnourished and emaciated children in a Utah home before Frankie and Hildebrant were arrested. (Instagram/moms_of_truth)

“He asked us to call the police. So he’s very scared,” the man added, later stating that Hildebrandt was the neighbor in question. The boy later told him that although he came from the Hildebrandt household, his mother was Ruby Franke and he did not live in the area.

One of Frankie’s six children apparently escaped from Hildebrandt’s home in Ivins through a window and sought help from a neighbor, according to a police affidavit of probable cause. Santa Clara-Ivins Department of Public Safety.

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Upon arriving at Hildebrandt’s home, police noticed that the child had “injuries” and was injured severe malnutrition, They took him to the hospital to receive treatment. “He was placed in medical custody due to deep lacerations caused by being restrained with a rope and due to his malnutrition,” the affidavit stated.

Judy Hildebrandt (right) and Robbie Franke (left)

Jodi Hildebrandt, left, and Robbie Franke run a joint lifestyle and parenting YouTube page called ConneXions Classrooms. (Instagram/Connections Coaching)

Law enforcement found another of Frankie’s children — also malnourished — inside Hildebrandt’s home after the first child called police. The second child “initially refused medical assistance” but was later taken to the hospital, the affidavit said.

Police rescued a total of six children from a Hildebrandt County home in Washington.

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“Ruby Frankie was seen in a YouTube video filmed in Judy Hildebrandt’s basement, which was posted two days later [prior to their arrest]”The affidavit says. It also states that Frankie was “present at the home and had knowledge of the abuse, malnutrition and neglect” of her two children at the Hildebrandt home.

Ruby Frankie poses with her four daughters

Blogger Robbie Franke faces two counts of child abuse after an August 30 incident in Utah. (Instagram/moms_of_truth)

Police asked that Frankie and Hildebrant be held without bail.

In one of Frankie’s parenting videos, she discusses her decision to withhold Christmas presents from her two younger children to teach them a behavioral lesson. In another, she threatened to cut off the head of a doll.

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TikTok and YouTube cyber sleuths quickly delved into Frank and Hildebrandt’s social media pages after their arrest to uncover disturbing statements the two influencers made on their public platforms.

Judy Hildebrandt (right) and Robbie Franke (left)

Judy Hildebrandt, left, and Robbie Franke were charged with two counts of child abuse each in Washington County, Utah. (Instagram/Connections Coaching)

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“My children are starving,” Frankie, wearing red lipstick, said in one of the videos in front of the Christmas tree. “I hesitate to say this because it sounds like I’m a mean barbarian, but I told the kids, ‘I said, ‘I won’t let you eat breakfast until you finish your chores.'”

Frank and Hildebrant’s charges include “causing or permitting serious bodily injury.” [two juvenile] Victims in three different ways: (1) a combination of multiple physical injuries or torture; (2) Hunger or malnutrition that endangers life; and (3) causing severe emotional distress, according to the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office.

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