There are some parents who believe that pouring hot sauce down a child’s throat, on their tongues or in their eyes is the ideal punishment.
A Salt Lake City mother and her friend have been jailed on suspicion of duct-taping a teenage boy, forcing him to inhale marijuana and pouring hot sauce in his eyes as punishment.
The 14-year-old boy has been returned to his father's custody, while his mother, Robin Willette Rumsey, 38, and her friend, Krista Jean Miller, 33, were arrested on multiple felony child abuse and endangerment charges.
Rumsey and Miller were living together in a house owned by Miller's mother, who says she evicted them for failing to pay rent and moved back Monday into the house.
Miller’s foster mother Marsha Christensen said she didn't believe the allegations against her foster-daughter and said she was not raised this way. She also stated that she believes the child abuse allegations were fabricated as part of a custody battle over the child.
Yet, if they were fabricated how it that the 14 year-old boy was duct-taped, subjected to inhaling marijuana and had hot sauce poured into his eyes hot sauce in his eyes?
In Michigan in 2002, a child care center was sanctioned for using hot sauce to discipline a child. The mother of the 18-month-old boy reportedly gave the child care workers permission to use the sauce to help dissuade her son from biting other children.
In 2011, an Alaska woman was convicted of punishing her adopted Russian son by squirting hot sauce into his mouth.
After squirting hot sauce in the boy's mouth for lying, she also punished him with a cold shower.
This is no way to treat a child. This is barbaric and clearly it is child abuse. These violent acts will long be remembered by children as they grow into adulthood with anger and hurt. Parents must learn that there are more constructive ways to discipline their children.
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