Jessica Beagley has been found guilty of child abuse, after video-taping herself pouring hot sauce into her son's mouth, and shoving him into a cold shower ... amongst other horrible things. I have seen the video twice, and that was enough for me. I wanted to reach into the camera and rescue the little boy from that disgusting woman. All mothers get frustrated with their children, it goes with the territory of motherhood. But what Jessica Beagley did to her son crossed way over the line into abusiveness; in fact, it may even be considered torture. Thank God she was stupid enough to video-tape it and then go on Dr. Phil's national television show so the whole world could see what she was doing.
This little boy was adopted from Russia, where this case has attracted attention because of growing concern about adopted children from that country facing abuse in the United States. "Beagley and her husband had struggled with the boy, who was adopted at age 5 along with his twin brother from an orphanage in Magadan, Russia, Ingaldson said. Both boys have since been diagnosed with an emotional disorder stemming from their difficult early years in Russia and are now in long-term therapy, the defense lawyer said." ~~ Toronto Sun.
Now this little fellow faces more emotional and physical trauma ~~ more than any child deserves in his short years. The children are remaining in the family, and Child Protective Services are involved. I hope they keep a close eye on this family.
Jessica Beagley will be sentenced on Monday, and she could face up to a year in jail. She'll probably get a slap on the wrist ~~ no pun intended ~~ and be free to continue being abusive, not only to her children but to her husband as well, I suspect. I don't think we have heard the last of this woman.