Arizona ‘Fantastic Adventures’ YouTube Mom Accused Of Abusing Children Dead

Machelle Hobson
Machelle Hobson

FLORENCE – The woman who operated a popular YouTube channel, Machelle Hobson, featuring videos of her children until she was arrested and charged with child abuse died on Tuesday.

Hobson, a 48-year-old mother in Arizona, died from natural causes according to the Pinal County Attorney’s Office.

Hobson earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from her “Fantastic Adventures” videos, which featured her seven children. In March, she was charged with abuse after the children told police they’d been beaten, locked in a closet for days at a time, and pepper-sprayed.

She was indicted by a grand jury on Monday, March 25, 2019. The Pinal County Attorney’s Office charged Hobson with 30 counts for her alleged actions involving five juveniles in the case.

Victim 1 : One count Kidnapping, a class 2 Dangerous Crime Against Children; two counts of Child Abuse, a class 2 Dangerous Crime Against Children, and two counts of Child Abuse, a class 4 felony;

Victim 2: One count Kidnapping, a class 2 Dangerous Crime Against Children felony; three counts Child Abuse, a class 2 Dangerous Crime Against Children felony; three counts Child Abuse, a class 4 felony;

Victim 3: One count Aggravated Assault, a class 2 Dangerous Crime Against Children felony; one count Kidnapping, a class 2 Dangerous Crime Against Children felony; one count Child Abuse, a class 2 Dangerous Crime Against Children felony; three counts Child Abuse, a class 4 felony; one count Child Abuse, a class 6 felony;

Victim 4: One count Kidnapping, a class 2 Dangerous Crime Against Children felony; one count Child Abuse, a class 2 Dangerous Crime Against Children felony; four counts Child Abuse, a class 4 felony;

Victim 5: One count Child Abuse, a class 2 Dangerous Crime Against Children felony; one count Kidnapping, a class 2 Dangerous Crime Against Children felony; three counts Child Abuse, a class 4 felony;

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