WDAY TV, Published October 13 2011
Abusive spanking lands Perham man in jail for 60 daysPERHAM, Minn. - A Perham man who admitted to spanking a 12-year-old for 15 minutes so hard the boy had trouble sitting for several days is handed a 60-day jail sentence.
A judge gave Timothy Fowler, 38, 60 days in jail with 30 of those to be served in jail, and if Fowler chooses, he can spend the remaining 30 with electronic home monitoring at his expense.
The sentence also includes 5 years supervised probation.
If he successfully completes probation the charge will be reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor.
Court documents show Fowler received an e-mail saying the boy was disrespectful at school, and he took him behind his shed and spanked him, causing bruising that covered the boy’s entire buttocks and upper legs.