Millions of people watched this woman abuse her 6 children and had no idea.

Page Six reports that the neighbours had called the police after seeing remnants of duct tape on the child’s hands and ankles. Arrest documents also stated that when police arrived, the child “appeared to be emaciated and malnourished, with open wounds”.

On September 1, both Franke and Hilderbrandt were charged with six felony counts of aggravated child abuse, after two of Franke’s six children were found abused and malnourished, authorities said.

Prosecutors alleged Franke and Hildebrandt either caused or allowed someone to torture Franke’s 12-year-old son and injure her 10-year-old daughter.

Two of Franke’s other children were placed in the custody of child protection services, the affidavit said. 

The family’s oldest daughter Shari Franke, now 20, went on social media following the arrest to post a photo of police officers on the scene. She captioned the Instagram story: “Finally.”

Following Franke’s arrest, her sisters – who have their own separate followings online – released a statement.

They said for the last three years they’ve kept quiet on the matter, but behind closed doors were trying to “make sure the kids were safe”.

“Ruby was arrested which needed to happen. Jodi was arrested which needed to happen. The kids are now safe, which is the number one priority.”