Religious Mother Tortures Her Children to Ward off the Devil In Them

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5 min readApr 7, 2024

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Ruby Franke and Jodi Hildebrandt
Ruby Franke and Jodi Hildebrandt

Identified only as RF, emaciated, and wearing only a thin shirt and shorts, Franke’s 12-year-old son courageously decided to look for help after enduring months of torture. RF asked his neighbor if he could take him to the police station. The boy seemed unwilling to discuss why he needed to go to the police station, referring to it only as ‘personal business’.

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