8 Passengers Exposed: Ruby Franke “Cult” mom, Truth Behind the Disturbing Child Abuse Charges

True Crime Lounge
5 min readSep 9, 2023


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In recent news, the shocking case of Ruby Franke, a well-known parenting influencer on YouTube, has been making headlines. Franke, who gained fame through her popular channel “8 Passengers,” has been arrested and charged with child abuse alongside her business partner, Jodi Hildebrandt. This case has left many in disbelief, as Franke’s online persona portrayed a seemingly loving and nurturing mother. In this article, we will delve into the details of the case, uncovering the disturbing truth behind the allegations and exploring the consequences Franke and Hildebrandt may face if convicted.

The Disturbing Discovery

It all began on August 30th, when Franke’s 12-year-old son managed to escape from Hildebrandt’s home in Ivins, Washington County. The malnourished and…