The Alaska mom so desperate to get on national TV that she punished her son with hot sauce and a cold shower was found guilty of child abuse.

Jessica Beagley was charged with a crime after she sent a video of the punishment to the Dr. Phil Show and later appeared on the program.

She`ll be sentenced on Monday and faces up to a year in jail and a $10,000 fine.

Beagley`s lawyer says she reached out to Dr. Phil because she was desperate to find a way to handle her son.

The prosecutor countered saying 'there is no reason in the world why someone has to hurt a child to get on a reality show.'

Particularly because you aren't likely to get much help from a guy whose claim to fame is spewing obvious advice in a southern accent.