Hot Sauce Poured in Eyes Was Boy's Punishment by Women

Friday, 22 Feb 2013 10:29 AM

By Megan Anderle

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
With the help of her friend, a mother punished her 14-year-old son by pouring hot sauce in the his eyes, Utah authorities claim. The two also forced him to inhale marijuana and left him duct-taped and alone in a dark basement.

"This is not discipline that any child should have to go through," West Valley Police Sgt. Jason Hauer told The Associated Press. "It's definitely abuse."

The 14-year-old boy has been returned to his father's custody, Hauer said. His mother, Robin Willette Rumsey, 38, and her friend, Krista Jean Miller, 33, were arrested Tuesday on multiple felony child abuse and endangerment charges.

Authorities say Rumsey and Miller began abusing the child two years ago. The investigation started six months ago,

According to a probable cause statement used to hold the women at the Salt Lake County jail, the boy was punished for breaking a glass dish by having Tabasco sauce poured into his eyes. He was "held by the women physically and (they) put a glass pipe in his mouth telling him to inhale [marijuana]." The women also did the same with alcohol, by "pouring the alcohol over his face and mouth, prying his mouth open."

The women also are accused of watching pornographic movies in the presence of children as young as 15, the statement said.

The 14-year-old boy also claimed he was duct-taped so that he couldn't move his arms and legs, carried down a flight of stairs into a basement and left in a dark room alone for about 90 minutes, the Deseret News reported.

Rumsey and Miller were living together in a house owned by Miller's mother, Marsha Christensen, who filed an eviction notice against them in January, according to Utah state court records. Christensen said she moved back into her house on Monday.

Christensen said she doesn't believe the child abuse allegations against her daughter.

"No, she was not raised this way," she told KSL-TV.

Christensen said she believes the abuse allegations were fabricated as part of a custody battle over the child, according to the AP.

Hauer said investigators have no information about a custody fight.

"This case is full of mysteries. There are a lot of questions coming up that I don't have answers to, mostly because the case is still active," Hauer said. "The arrests made two days ago with Krista and Robin are probably just the beginning of other allegations that are going to come to light in this case."

Related stories:

Mom Hired Strippers for Son's 16th Birthday Party, Lap Dances and All, Cops Say

Whistleblower Punished for Reporting Child Abuse


British Police Open Probe of Politicians' Link to Child Abuse


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved