Two sons of Maricopa’s “Youtube Mom”, who has been charged with child abuse, have been charged with sexual misconduct with a minor. A February indictment in Maricopa County Superior Court charges Logan and Ryan Hackney with multiple charges of sexual misconduct with a minor.
Lawyers for the Hackneys did not respond to requests for comment.
The Hackneys are the adult sons of Machel Hobson. Arrested in 2019 and charged with assaulting and starving seven adopted children She forced herself to produce a popular YouTube video from her home in Pinal County, Maricopa City.
Police said the children forgot a sentence in the script or did not follow instructions, resulting in the children being pepper sprayed in the face, beaten and locked in closets for days without food or restroom breaks. It is said that
The incident received international media attention. Hobson’s Fantastic Adventures on YouTube Her channel has amassed her 800,000 subscribers and her nearly 350 million page views, earning her tens of thousands of dollars.
Pinal County prosecutors have charged Hobson with 30 felony counts of child abuse and kidnapping involving an adopted child or five adopted children.
She pleaded not guilty, but suffered a non-traumatic brain injury while in Pinal County custody, was declared mentally incapable of being tried, and died in hospital six months later.
her sons Never been prosecuted in connection with allegations of abuse. The two were arrested but released without charge after police suspected them of failing to report alleged abuse of their adopted half-brother. It’s unclear whether the February indictment from the Maricopa County grand jury is related to the Fantastic Adventures case, as many details of the new case have been sealed.
The Pinal County Attorney’s Office declined to comment on the new charges.
Maricopa County Chief Attorney Jennifer Lewer said, “There is no statute of limitations on sex abuse crimes and our firm will not prosecute a crime when there is a reasonable likelihood of conviction, regardless of when the case occurred. ask for,” he said.
“As this is a pending case, we are unable to comment further,” she added.
Logan Hackney, 31, faces four counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. Three of her counts are class 2 felonies and one is a class 6 felony.
Arizona law ranks felonies from class 1 to class 6, the most serious.
According to the indictment, Logan Hackney allegedly had sex and had sexual contact with two minors under the age of 15 between June 2008 and June 2013. At the May 5 arraignment, Logan Hackney pleaded not guilty to the charges. Her trial date is already set for August 31st. Hackney was offered $20,000 bail, which he did not pay, and he remains in MCSO custody. Another indictment in February charged his brother Ryan Hackney, 29., On two counts of having sex with a minor. Both charges are second-degree felonies. The indictment alleges Ryan Hackney had sex with or had contact with one victim under the age of 15. The period of the alleged act is between August 1, 2011 and March 1, 2012.
The allegations were first reported by ABC15 News.He pleaded not guilty on March 24. Hackney’s trial date is currently set for August 17. Hackney was released on $25,000 bail, but is under electronic surveillance.
This article originally appeared in the Republic of Arizona. ‘YouTube mom’ sons charged with felony sexual misconduct