Mom with kids on YouTube channel suspected of child abuse
March 21, 2019
MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) — A woman who operated a popular YouTube channel featuring kids is facing allegations she used pepper spray to discipline her seven adopted children, and locked them for days in a closet at their home outside Phoenix, authorities said Wednesday.
Machelle Hobson's children had no food, water or access to a bathroom whenever they were sequestered in a closet, according to a police report.
Officers who went to the house last Wednesday reported that children appeared malnourished and underweight. The Arizona Department of Child Safety removed the seven children from the h...