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Published October 11, 2011, 10:29 PM

Perham man sentenced for spanking

Perham, Minn. (WDAY TV) - A Perham man who admitted to spanking a 12-year old for fifteen minutes so hard the boy had trouble sitting for several days has been sentenced.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Perham, Minn. (WDAY TV) - A Perham man who admitted to spanking a 12-year old for fifteen minutes so hard the boy had trouble sitting for several days has been sentenced.

A judge gave 38-year old Timothy Fowler 30 days in jail and a 30 days on electronic home monitoring.

If Fowler successfully completes 5 years of probation, the charge will be reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor.

Court documents show Fowler received an email saying the boy was disrespectful at school, and he took him behind his shed and spanked him, causing bruising that covered the boys entire buttocks and upper legs.

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