A mother in Anchorage has been found guilty of child abuse for using hot sauce and cold showers to punish her son. She claims it's just a form of strict parenting but prosecutors say it's torture. Sentencing is expected on Monday. 


The mom claims traditional discipline wasn't enough and figures using hot sauce is an alternative to soap. She actually videotaped the punishment and sent it to the Dr. Phil show last year, which was aired on an episode of mommy confessions.

She later says she taped it to get attention and compares the hot sauce and cold showers to spanking. She faces up to one year in prison and a $10,000 fine. So, is it a form of child abuse or is she just being a strict parent? The video is below so you be the judge in this case.