Dad in YouTube prank videos loses custody of kids

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The father from a series of YouTube prank videos has lost custody of his kids. Alicia Vitarelli reports during Action News at 4:30 p.m. on May 2, 2017. (WPVI)

The Maryland couple under fire for their viral YouTube pranks against their kids have lost custody of his kids following child abuse accusations and an official investigation.

Heather and Mike Martin's videos have garnered millions of views. In the videos, you see them pranking and screaming profanities at their young children.

Heather is the stepmom of 12-year-old Emma and 9-year-old Cody.

Full custody has been restored to their biological mom, Rose Hall, who says her children are being 'deprogrammed' from the abuse.

Mike is a stay at home dad and says he thought becoming a celebrity would make his kids proud.

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Authorities in Maryland are trying to determine whether a couple who posted controversial videos of themselves and their five children had broken the law.


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