ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Anchorage woman is charged with child abuse because of a “Dr.Phil” TV show appearance in which the audience saw video of her disciplining a 7-year-old son by putting hot sauce in his mouth and forcing him into a cold shower. The methods chosen by Jessica Beagley were unreasonable, said municipal prosecutor Cynthia Franklin. The lawyer for the 36-year-old mother said the city is intruding into a family matter.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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