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Machelle Hobson charged: YouTube mom behind Fantastic Adventures channel indicted on 30 counts of child abuse



An Arizona woman who has used a popular YouTube channel featuring children has been indicted on charges that she has kidnapped five of her seven children and abused them by pepper-spraying them, forcing them to take ice baths and striking them with clothes hangers. Machelle Hobson 's family YouTube channel, Fantastic Adventures, had more than 700,000 followers with over 242 million video views, CBS Phoenix affiliate KPHO TV reports.

Hobson, 47. Christy Wilcox, a spokeswoman for the Pinal County Attorney's Office, said prosecutors didn't have direct evidence that Hobson was abusing two of the adopted children, both of who are aged 3.

Hobson is accused of using pepper spray on a child's genitals, applying a lighter or gun to a victim's genitals, arm or other body parts, and causing them to suffer malnourishment.

"After a The Pinal County Attorney's Office reflects the criminal actions perpetrated by Ms. Hobson. This office is committed to fairly and impartially administering justice for all those involved. Attorney Kent Volkmer said Tuesday.

 Machelle Hobson is a police booking photo provided by Pinal County Sheriff's Arizona Office.
Machelle Hobson's police booking photo provided by Pinal County Sheriff's Arizona office.

Pinal County Sheriff's Office via KPHO TV

                      

Hobson attorney Richard Scherb didn't immediately return a call Tuesday afternoon seeking comment on his

Hobson attorney Richard Scherb client's behalf

Hobson, who remained jail Tuesday on a $ 200,000 bond, is scheduled to enter on 24 counts of child abuse, five counts of kidnapping and one count of aggravated assault on hearing hearing Friday.

YouTube has since terminated Hobson's channel, which featured skits such as children stealing cookies or a boy with superpowers, after determining the channel violated its guidelines.

Investigators had said they found two cans of pepper spray in Hobson's bedroom.

Police had said the children were malnourished, noting that one hungry child was fearful of eating chips that had been given her because she didn't want Hobson to smell them on her breath. They also said the children were taken out of school so they could keep filming the video series and had not been back in school for years.

Hobson's biological daughter, who is an adult, alerted police of the abuse nearly two weeks ago Hobson's home in the city of Maricopa, located 35 miles south of Phoenix.

The Arizona Department of Child Safety later removed the children from home, and Hobson and her two of her adult sons were arrested on March. 15. The sons, Logan and Ryan Hackney, are accused of failing to report abuse of a minor.

The child safety agency declined to say whether it had any prior contacts or complaints related to Hobson, citing confidentiality laws. In a statement Tuesday, Child Safety Director Gregory McKay said Hobson's case brings pain to those who work for the agency and pointed out the difficulty in detecting abuse by people who have no criminal records.

McKay said at least 20 systems or agencies were involved with Hobson and the adopted children, including two police departments and a foster care review board.

"But much I wish someone would have detected these horror sooner, no one did," McKay said in the statement. 19659020]
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