A South Carolina mom and her boyfriend face charges after her kids were allegedly tortured with hot sauce and spices, according to officials.
Sabrina Irene Emerick, 25, and her boyfriend Robert Earl Kailiala Saladaga, 37, were both charged with cruelty to children, the Greenville Police Department said. The two children, ages 5 and 7, told child services that Saladaga would punish them by forcing the 5-year-old boy to take extremely cold and hot showers. Saladaga is also accused of rubbing a hot pepper on one of the children’s genitals as punishment. The 7-year-old claimed Saladaga put a pepper in his eyes and mouth to torture him. The children were removed from the home and are living with a family member.