Mom is accused of PEPPER SPRAYING her seven adopted kids to force them to perform in YouTube videos | Daily Mail Online Machelle Hackney, 48, was arrested on Friday in Maricopa, Arizona Police say she abused her seven adopted children, ranging in age from six to 15 Allegedly forced them to perform on YouTube and beat them if they refused Used pepper spray on their genitals, ice baths and stress positions, cops say The channel features her adopted children, ranging in age from six to 15, performing in a variety of whimsical scripted adventures often involving Nerf battles, and ending with the children facing the camera with a plea to 'like and subscribe.' The Facebook page : Fantastic Adventures - Home The YT channel is still live and is under the title : "Fantastic Adventures". Fantastic Adventures - YouTube US mum 'abused kids who performed on family YouTube channel' - BBC News Hoping they will all find a safe home. The adult sons of Machelle Hackney --who goes by her maiden name Hobson have also been arrested. Ryan and Logan Hackney were charged with child abuse as well and it's possible they were abusing these children. From the mugshot of Machelle, it does not look like a person who is capable of caring for children. Although this woman (MH) may have lied to the adoption agency to cover for her abuse and torture of these little ones. These children were let down by everyone , aside from the whistle blower. Sad that it took so long. Hoping that they will be placed in loving foster homes where they will be safe. Or adopted out to responsible families ! Eta : Sorry for the typo in the title. Have reported this thread to a mod to complete the title , as I cannot seem to change it. Any member advice is appreciated . Also want to add that it appears that this woman passed background checks and presented herself in a manner which displayed a loving home. Thankful that their treatment was disclosed by the daughter and hoping for a better, bright future for these youngsters !