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Utah women poured hot sauce in boy's eyes, arrested on multiple child abuse charges, police say

Old-timer Tabasco is the Coca-Cola of hot sauces. (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)
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(CBS/AP) WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - Police said two women were arrested on multiple child abuse charges after they allegedly duct-taped a teenage boy, forced him to use marijuana and poured hot sauce in his eyes to punish him over a two-year period.

Police said the 33-year-old woman and 38-year-old woman began abusing the older woman's son two years ago when he was 12. The women allegedly tried to force the boy to smoke marijuana and poured alcohol over his face and mouth while prying his mouth open.

Authorities say that on one occasion in 2011, the boy broke a glass dish and one woman pushed the boy onto the glass and poured Tabasco sauce in his eyes and face to punish him.

The women were arrested on multiple felony child abuse and endangerment charges.