Most recently a Utah parenting and lifestyle blogger Allegations of child abuse The jailer suffered “life-threatening medical injuries,” according to court documents.
Jody Hildebrand and her business partner Ruby Frank, who run a Joint Parent YouTube page Known as the ConneXions Classroom, Utah police charged Frank with six counts of child abuse each after finding two of Frank’s six children, who were malnourished and malnourished, at Hildebrand’s home on Aug. 30.
Hildebrandt’s attorney, Douglas Terry, filed a motion Friday for an expedited detention hearing after Hildebrandt “suffered a life-threatening medical problem that resulted in her being hospitalized for several days.”
Utah parenting bloggers Ruby Frank and Jodi Hildebrandt were arrested Aug. 30 after Santa Clara police received a dispatch call for help from a teenager around 10:50 p.m., police said.
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Frank’s attorney, Lamar Winward, filed a motion Friday for an expedited detention hearing because “it is believed that” both Hildebrandt’s and Frank’s “cases should be heard at the same time,” reads the motion filed in Frank’s case. A “long family vacation” was scheduled at Frank’s suggestion that time be hers Detention hearing Currently determined. Winward declined to comment on the charges filed against his client at this time.
Santa Clara-Ivins Police initially responded to Hildebrandt’s Utah residence on the evening of Aug. 30 after receiving a dispatch call about a juvenile requesting assistance.
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Ruby Frank, right, and her business partner Jody Hildebrandt were arrested and charged Aug. 30 after Santa Clara police received a dispatch call asking for help around 10:50 p.m. (Instagram/mother_truth)
“I just had a 12-year-old boy show up here at my front door for help, and he said he just came from the neighbor’s house, and we know there’s trouble at this neighbor’s house,” a man said in a 911 call obtained by Fox News Digital. “He’s bruised. His leg is taped. He’s hungry, and he’s thirsty.
“He asked us to call the police. So he’s very scared,” the man added, later naming Hildebrand as the neighbor in question. The boy later tells him that although he is from the Hildebrand house, his mother is Ruby Frank and he does not live in the area.
One of Frank’s six children apparently escaped Hildebrandt’s home in Ivins through a window and sought help from a neighbor, according to the probable cause affidavit. Santa Clara-Ivins Department of Public Safety.
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Upon arriving at Hildebrand’s home, police noticed that the child had “bruises” and In severe malnutrition, So they took him to the hospital for treatment. “He was placed on medical hold due to his deep injuries from being tied up with ropes and his malnutrition,” an affidavit said.
Jodi Hildebrandt, left, and Ruby Franke run a joint lifestyle and parenting YouTube page called ConneXions Classrooms. (Instagram/ConneXionsCoaching)
Law enforcement found another of Frank’s children — also malnourished — inside Hildebrand’s home after the first child contacted police. The second child “initially refused treatment” but was later taken to a hospital, the affidavit said.
Police rescued a total of six children from Hildebrand’s Washington County home.
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“Ruby Frank was seen in a YouTube video filmed in Jody Hildebrand’s basement, which was posted two days ago. [prior to their arrest]The affidavit said. It also said that Frank had “domestic presence and knowledge of abuse, malnutrition and neglect” over her two children at Hildebrandt’s home.
Police requested that Frank and Hildebrandt be held without bail.
In one of Frank’s parenting videos, he discusses his decision to withhold Christmas presents to teach his two young children behavioral lessons. In another, he threatens to cut off a doll’s head.
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Internet sleuths on TikTok and YouTube quickly descended on Frank and Hildebrand’s social media pages to uncover alarming statements by the two influencers on their public platforms following their arrest.
“My kids are literally starving,” Frank, wearing red lipstick, said in a video in front of a Christmas tree. “I hesitate to say this because it sounds like, I’m a savage, but I told the kids, I said, ‘I’m not going to let you eat breakfast until you do your chores. Done.'”
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Frank and Hildebrand’s charges include “causing or permitting serious bodily injury [two juvenile] Victimization in three different ways: (1) a combination of multiple physical injuries or torture; (2) starvation or malnutrition that endangers life; and (3) causes serious emotional harm,” according to the Washington County District Attorney’s Office
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