Mom-Of-Six Convicted Of Child Abuse After Forcing Her Son To Drink Hot Sauce! Does She Deserve This?

Wed, August 24, 2011 10:37am EDT by 7 Comments

Jessica Beagley, who was caught on tape forcing her adopted seven-year-old son to drink hot sauce and stand under a freezing cold shower, could spend up to a year in jail. Should she spend time behind bars?

Jessica Beagley, 36, of Anchorage, Alaska, is now facing her own punishment after she forced her Russian adopted son Kristoff, seven, to drink hot sauce and take an ice cold shower for misbehaving. Last November, Jessica sent in video footage of the cruel punishment — that her 10-year-old biological daughter recorded — and appeared on the Dr. Phil show to talk about her situation. Right about now, we’re sure she regrets that decision– she has been convicted of misdemeanor child abuse!

Neither Beagley nor her husband Gary Beagley, a police officer, showed any emotion when the verdict was announced by the six-person jury (three men and three women) on Tuesday, August 23, after four days of testimony.

She could face the maximum sentence of one year in jail, a $10,000 fine and up to ten years of probation when she is sentenced on Monday, August 29, said District Court Judge David Wallace.

Beagley’s defense attorney Bill Ingaldson tells The Today Show that Jessica regrets sending in the video, explaining that she was looking for advice on disciplining her misbehaving child. If she hadn’t done that, she never would have been charged with child abuse, he explained. “It is our feeling Jessica was doing the best she could … this is a very good, loving family,” Ingaldson added.

The Beagley’s have been investigated by Child Protective Services and they found no reason to take custody of the children away from the couple. Ingalson says he will request no jail time for Beagley and continues to say that it was all a bad misunderstanding.

HollyMoms, have you tried this hot sauce technique?  Personally, I feel that this punishment is cruel and unacceptable and that Jessica Beagley is getting what she deserves. What do you think?

–Leigh Blickley

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KathyT

Posted at 4:00 PM on March 30, 2013  

Jessica Beasley is a hateful evil woman. All her children should be removed. She has achieved sainthood in the Mormon church so perhaps her CPS worker was Mormon. She doesn’t know right from wrong so how can she teach it to her poor children. People defending her either didn’t see the tape or they are heartless. There is no love for that child in that woman. When children come home from school they should come home to people who are glad to see them. I wish the Russians would insist he be freed. No wonder Russians don’t trust us anymore to adopt their children with rulings like these.

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jen

Posted at 2:50 AM on August 25, 2011  

CPS has better things to do. Hot Sauce Cold Showers? Isn’t that a leap better than beating your children with a belt leaving bruises on them or better yet killing them. Leave Jessica Beagley alone. After all she did go on national t.v. to get help. F-N Dr. Phil. He’s the one who ABUSES. Abuses cocaine.

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sara

Posted at 6:00 PM on August 24, 2011  

Putting a couple of drops of hot sause on the tounge and having to hold it was the punishment in my house for cussing that or the soap. I didn’t say any cuss words after seeing my brother go through that. But to drink it and the couple shower is way too much. What she did was wrong.

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sara

Posted at 6:01 PM on August 24, 2011  

I ment cold.

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Esaruca

Posted at 2:52 PM on August 24, 2011  

The cold shower is a little too much…hot sauce is okay if the child was saying bad words,this case should not b hsppening,unless its an all the time thing…..

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Devonna

Posted at 11:28 AM on August 24, 2011  

If someone bigger than you didn’t like what you were doing or saying and forced you to drink hot sauce then threw you into a cold shower wouldn’t you call your lawyer and file charges of assault? This type of discipline went out when putting soap into your child’s mouth for saying bad words became unacceptable. It is not acceptable to poison your child as a form of discipline and although hot sauce is actually edible, we’re talking about a 7 year old child! I’m sure this will be a memory for him that will last a lifetime.

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jedff hubbard

Posted at 11:27 AM on August 24, 2011  

the way the voting poll is worded is voter abuse. the world we live has a few more tones than just black and white.

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