UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Mike and Heather Martin of YouTube channel DaddyOFive have each been sentenced to five years probation for child neglect.
In some videos, now removed, the parents yell and curse at their children, making them cry, after which they tell them it was a prank.
The couple has insisted the videos were planned ahead of time and that the children were in on them.
A lawyer for the prosecution said psychological evaluations determined the Martins’ youngest son and daughter had suffered mental injury because of the videos.
The couple entered Alford pleas in which they do not admit guilt, but admit the state has enough evidence to prove them guilty.
On Sept. 11, a judge found both Martins guilty and sentenced each to five years of probation.
Under the plea deal, the Martins also agreed to have no contact with their two youngest children unless approved by the court.