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'Hot Sauce' mom convicted of child abuse.
August 24, 2011 at 9:50 AM

 I don't know if you all remember this lady, but when her video hit cafemom, her actions were seriously under scrutiny. She also went on Dr. Phil and the show was a big deal too. How do you think she should be sentenced? Or do you think she didn't earn the conviction?

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A woman who squirted hot sauce into the mouth of her adopted Russian son for lying about getting in trouble in school has been convicted of misdemeanor child abuse in what prosecutors said was a ploy to get on the "Dr. Phil" TV show.

Jessica Beagley, 36, made a videotape of how she punished the boy and submitted it to the show. The tape shows Beagley yelling at the crying boy, then tipping his chin up and pouring hot sauce in his mouth.

Beagley then had the screaming boy stand in a cold shower for sword-fighting with pencils in school.

Both actions were recorded on a videotape submitted to the "Dr. Phil" show. Anchorage police got calls from viewers after the show aired last October.

Neither Beagley nor her husband showed any emotion when the six-person jury announced its decision on Tuesday. The couple walked quickly from the courtroom and down a set of stairs without responding to questions from reporters.

Jessica Beagley could face the maximum sentence of one year in jail, a $10,000 fine and up to 10 years of probation when she is sentenced Monday, said District Judge David Wallace. She remains free without bail because the case is a misdemeanor.





  • mrsnoble2004
    August 24, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    How can she expect him to make good choices when she's not.

  • Love060708kids
    August 24, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    I agree completely! 

    Quoting goddess99:

    I saw that a while ago. That woman is awful. She deserves to sit in jail.

  • goddess99
    August 24, 2011 at 3:36 PM


    Quoting mrsnoble2004:

    How can she expect him to make good choices when she's not.

  • sparkle11971
    August 25, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    Its sad but this is just the few on tape. There is waaaay more things that happen worse than this that I know of that this doesnt seem so bad. I mean I dont agree with what she is doing to the kid. I dont use any of that. Thats her way of "teaching " her lesson. There are ppl that take objects and get at the kids for things smaller than being bad in school. Again I dont agree but This doesnt earn a spot to be convicted of abuse.

  • sparkle11971
    August 25, 2011 at 5:53 PM

    It is sad now I see the adopted part. knowing the reason is the kid was either taken away and was supposed to be placed in a better safer home. Or just not wanted. And then being treated like that. Hed probably wished he stayed put where he was b4 her.

    Like I rescued a kitten from someone. She seemed emaciated even though they say she was healthy. they said they couldnt afford wet food. I felt good after taking the kitten in and spoiling her. She  wasnt spoiled where she was b4.

    Not comparing to animals just the fact that they are ppl animals what ever .. is put up for adoption to be placed in a better safer location.

  • usmclife58
    August 25, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    From my understanding, she got in trouble because she did it for a show, not for the punishment.

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