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Man Arrested After Livestreaming Abuse Of Own Son (Photo)

| by Jonathan Constante

An Oklahoma man has been arrested for posting a video of himself on Facebook Live that shows him abusing his 6-year-old son.

Ralph Hishaw, 32, was arrested on June 5 after police said he posted a 32-minute video on his Facebook account, where he was seen screaming, cursing and hitting his 6-year-old son, Tulsa World reported.

Police said the abuse occurred in Hishaw's home, which had "deplorable living conditions," lack of food, garbage everywhere and a vial of PCP wedged between a mattress and a box spring in a bedroom.

According to Tulsa's Officer Timothy Stendel, the video showed Hishaw taunting his young son, making fake crying noises as he wept and trying to force the child to say, "F*** you, daddy." He also screamed at the boy to go stand in the "f***ing corner."

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"Do you want me to f*** your day up? I can f*** your day up," Hishaw told his son as he held the boy up to the ceiling and talked about hitting his head against it.

When the boy responds "no" and put his own fingers in his mouth, Hishaw slaps him and then forces his own fingers into the boy's mouth. The boy also asked for his grandmother during the video.

Hishaw's Facebook friends saw the video and immediately reported it to the authorities, according to KOKI-TV. Police then say they found a second video on Hishaw's Facebook page, which also showed him abusing his son. They found the second video because it included some shots of the exterior of the suspect's home.

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During a physical examination of the 6-year-old boy, police said they found bruises on his back. The boy said the bruises came from when his father "slammed him on the ground" and hit him on his back.

Police obtained a search warrant and found that the house did not have sufficient food. They found holes in the walls, missing flooring and so much clutter and trash they could not maneuver throughout the home without stepping on something.

Hishaw was charged with two counts each of child abuse by injury, child neglect and possession of a controlled substance. He is being held in lieu of $205,000 bail.

The 6-year-old boy's name was not released. He is currently in state custody.

“No one is going to look at this video and think that what’s happening to this kid is OK,” Tulsa Police Detective Matt Arnold told KFOR.

Sources: Tulsa World, KOKI-TV, KFOR / Photo credit: Kirill Knlazef/Flickr, News Channel 4

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