Ralph Hishaw, 32, was arrested by police after they recieved a tip-off and viewed a Facebook video that Hishaw posted live, where he was seen beating and cursing his 6-year-old son.
“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.
Police when raiding the house, also noted that it was disgusting and had a strong odor. They found a lack of food, garbage everywhere, and even a vial of PCP near the mattress where the boy slept.
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.
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.