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Mom accused of abusing seven adopted kids, locking them in a closet

Machelle Hackney US mum 'abused kids who performed on family YouTube channel'
Steven Clarke | 20 Марта, 2019, 21:29

A woman in Maricopa, Arizona, has been arrested, accused of physical abuse against her seven adoptive children.

Machelle Hackney, 48, was arrested after officers visited her home in Maricopa last week and found that six of her seven adopted children appeared malnourished and underweight.

Officials performed a welfare check after police were contacted by Hackney's biological daughter, who was informed of the allegations by her adopted siblings.

Police said during the welfare check, a child wearing only a pull-up was found in an unlocked closet, which has a locking mechanism.

The Department of Child Safety ultimately removed the children from the mother's custody.

Police interviewed one of Hackney's adult sons. The four other children were not questioned.

According to a Maricopa police report, children in the house were left in a locked closet for days with no food, water or bathroom access.

The children told child safety officials that they had been pepper-sprayed on their faces and genitals.

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They say Hackney beat them with belts, brushes and hangers and, on multiple occasions, pinched a boy's genitals until he bled.

Ms Hackney has denied abusing her children. If convicted or she pleads guilty, the channel will be terminated. She said that the only punishments she would use were spankings, having children stand in a corner and grounding them.

"This is one of the reasons their mom took them out of school so they can keep filming their series and they mentioned they have not been in school for years", the probable cause statement reads. The platform, which is owned by Google, also told the station it may delete the channel depending on the result of the investigation. A YouTube spokesperson did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

Hackney and the two grown sons remained in jail on Wednesday. But police were told they were only being allowed to have the food because police were there.

The children told police they were punished when they didn't perform well enough in their mother's videos, forgetting a line or making a mistake, according to a probable cause statement obtained by the Arizona Republic. Machelle was booked into Pinal County Jail for two counts of molestation of a child, seven counts of child abuse, five counts of unlawful imprisonment and five counts of child neglect. She has a preliminary hearing scheduled for March 26, according to inmate records.

Up until Hackney's arrest, the channel provided an income for the family, though it is unclear exactly how much the successful channel brought in.

This booking photo provided by Pinal County Sheriff's Office shows Machelle Hackney.

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