WORST DAD ON YOUTUBE: How repulsive was the hidden content of DaddyOFive?

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Shared April 20, 2017

UPDATE: September 11, 2017: Mike and Heather Martin pleaded guilty to the charges and were sentenced to five years of probation.

UPDATE: August 9, 2017
Criminal charges of "Neglect of a Minor" filed on 7/27 in Frederick County Maryland against Mike and Heather Martin coincide with the dates of the DaddyOFive Youtube channel they operated.

May 1, 2017: Cody and Emma are back with their biological mother, Rose! Emergency custody was granted. The situation around the Do5 channel is sill unfolding.

This video is the result of a deep dive on Daddyofive's channel that began with a Reddit tip on r/nerdcity over a month ago. After the abusive nature of Mike Martin's content was exposed by Philip DeFranco this past week, the situation around Daddyofive's channel has been rapidly evolving. The family's more than 265 videos have now been either removed or set to private. But for over a year, Daddyofive built a massively popular channel on the back of this disturbing content with little to no media attention. This is what we found when researching his content prior to this becoming a trending story.

Source: Daddyofive: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8lV...

Song "Scarlet Fire by Otis McDonald: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yOsk...

Thank you to Freakykeller, who made the original comment and reddit thread on r/nerdcity about daddyofive:
https://www.reddit.com/r/nerdcity/com...

Thanks also to Tyke Tally and MasterCheifin1, both of whom have been making Youtube videos about Daddyofive and trying to draw attention to the problem. You can watch MasterCheifin1's video here, "Chief Spends A Day With Daddy o Five":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuS8H...

Lastly, thank you to Penny Havoc, who helped with research and screencaps.

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