Tulsa Man Charged With Child Abuse After Facebook Live Video


Friday, June 9th 2017, 3:52 pm
By: News On 6


A Tulsa man who was arrested last week after he posted a Facebook Live video that police described as being "really difficult to watch" was charged Friday with child abuse.

Ralph Hishaw, 32, is accused of broadcasting the 32-minute clip which allegedly shows him physically and verbally abusing his son, according to a police report. Tulsa County Court records state the boy is 5 years old.

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Hishaw is charged with one count of child abuse by injury, child neglect and unlawful possession of a controlled drug, according to court documents.

Hishaw posted another video in which he was upset at some of the comments left on the first one criticizing his behavior, police said.

The boy had bruising on his back and told police his father had hit him on the back and slammed him down on the ground, according to police.

Police said Hishaw posted other videos that showed the exterior of the house which they used to identify its location and serve a search warrant. They said they found "deplorable living conditions" in the house. They wrote there was hardly any food in the house, that portions of the house didn't have a floor and that there was so much debris and trash in the front room they couldn't walk through it.

They said they found a bottle of what they believe to be PCP in a bed in one bedroom.

Hishaw remains in the Tulsa Jail in lieu of $102,500 bail.