An Oklahoma man has been arrested after streaming the verbal and physical abuse of a 6-year-old boy on Facebook Live.
The Tulsa World reports that 32-year-old Ralph Hishaw was arrested on Monday. Hishaw was arrested on Monday evening after his friends online alerted the police to a Facebook Live video he had posted on social media. In the 32-minute clip, the Tulsa father was seen repeatedly screaming at his son, shouting profanities at the 6-year-old, slapping him, and ridiculing the boy as he cried and begged for his grandmother.
Authorities say the Facebook Live videos show Hishaw repeatedly yelling profanities at the child, slapping him and ridiculing him. Authorities also allege that the house where the abuse took place had “deplorable living conditions” because of its lack of food and high concentration of debris.
“No one is going to watch this video and think that what’s happening to this kid is OK,” police told local TV station FOX23.
In a 32-minute video, police say Hishaw mocks the child and calls him stupid.
Hishaw is also accused of slapping the little boy, and threatening to beat his head into the ceiling, FOX23 reports.
The kid is said to have told them that his father had hit him in the back and “slammed him on the ground,” causing the injuries.
Investigators used Google Earth and information in other videos to locate Hishaw.
The house in which the abuse took place had “deplorable living conditions” because of its lack of food and high concentration of debris, according to authorities.
The drug PCP was also found, FOX23 reports.
Tulsa County online records show Hishaw is being held in lieu of bond and no attorney is listed for him.
When asked about the accusations, Hishaw brushed off a FOX23 reporter, complimenting her hair and turning away.
Sources: America Now