A Tulsa, Oklahoma man allegedly broadcast the verbal and physical abuse of a 6-year-old boy on Facebook Live at least twice.
According to Tulsa World, a 32-minute video was posted to the Facebook account of 32-year-old Ralph Hishaw. Police claim he repeatedly screamed and shouted profanities at the child and slapped him. The child said in a forensic interview that he had bruises on his back because Hishaw had hit him and slammed him down on the ground, according to the report.
Police stated that Hishaw was making fake crying noises at the child while the child cries, and orders him to get back in that "f---ing corner." He allegedly held the boy up to the ceiling and talked about hitting the boy's head against it. As he did, he allegedly said to the boy, "Do you want me to f--- your day up? I can f--- your day up." The boy said no and put his fingers in his mouth while crying, which reportedly prompted Hishaw to slap the boy in the face and force his fingers in the boy's mouth, according to Tulsa World.
Hishaw apparently got upset about comments from people on the video, condemning his treatment of the child. He reacted by making another broadcast, captioned 'This is wrong,' where Hishaw allegedly screamed in the sleeping boy's face, which caused him to awake. Hishaw told his audience "now y'all can say I'm wrong," according to the arrest report.
Hishaw is accused of child abuse by injury, child neglect, and possession of a controlled substance. According to a Fox affiliate, PCP was found. Police also claim that the home had "deplorable living conditions:" a high concentration of debris and little food.
[Tulsa Police Department]
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