Robert Ayers
December 3, 2023
11:15 pm

Ruby Franke's husband has filed for divorce following allegations of child abuse

Kevin Franke, the husband of Ruby Franke, has just filed for divorce, ABC News reports

This comes as Franke is facing allegations of child abuse - specifically of abusing the six children that she and Kevin share.

Kevin Franke, according to ABC, filed the divorce papers Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Utah, the Frankes' home state.

In addition to the divorce papers, he has also filed a domestic relations injunction, which will remain in effect until either it is dismissed or dissolved or until the divorce is finalized.

Regarding the injunction, ABC reports:

According to a portion of the court order that is publicly available, the Frankes are prevented under the order from harassing one another, committing domestic violence or abuse against each other or a child, interfering with each other's finances, and speaking disparagingly of each other in front of their children.

The filings come roughly three months after the allegations were first made against Ruby Franke.

Fox 13 reports:

Following a 911 call after Franke's 12-year-old emaciated son escaped to a neighbor's Ivans home with duct tape on his body, police found the boy and his malnourished 10-year-old sister in their mother's house.

This led to Ruby Franke's arrest in late August 2023. In September 2023, she was charged with six counts of felony child abuse. She currently remains in jail, after her bail was rejected, while she faces up to 15 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.

According to ABC, Franke's business partner - Jodi Hildebrandt - has also been arrested. Per the outlet:

Hildebrandt was also arrested and charged with six counts of felony child abuse. Authorities allege the 12-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl were under Hildebrandt's "direct care" at her home at the time of the boy's escape.

Kevin, through his attorney, has previously claimed that he had no knowledge of the alleged abuse. He has indicated that he and Ruby had been separated for about a year prior to Ruby's child abuse allegations.

Following Ruby Franke's arrest, the couple's six children were reportedly placed into state custody, specifically into Utah's Division of Child and Family Services.

Neither Kevin nor Ruby Franke, at the time of this writing, has made a public comment about Kevin's filing of the divorce papers.

One of the reasons why this case has garnered so much attention is because of Ruby Franke's background as a well-known "mom vlogger."

Page Six reports, "The Frankes rose to internet fame on the YouTube channel '8 Passengers.'"

Written By:
Robert Ayers

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