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TV show leads to charge against Alaska woman

TV show leads to charge against Alaska woman

An Alaska woman is charged with child abuse because of a "Dr.Phil" TV show appearance that featured video of her disciplining a 7-year-old son by putting hot sauce in his mouth and forcing him into a cold shower.
The lawyer for 36-year-old Jessica Beagley says she's pleading not guilty. The municipal prosecutor says Beagley's methods were unreasonable.
The Anchorage Daily News reports that neither the child nor five other children in the home have been removed by the Office of Children's Services. Beagley's husband, Gary, is a police officer. A spokesman says he's not under investigation.
The case has attracted the attention of Russian media because the boy and his twin brother were adopted from Russia when they were 5 years old.


Updated : 2021-08-01 20:13 GMT+08:00