BILLINGS, Mont. – The Montana judge who said a teen rape victim appeared older than her chronological age has sentenced a man convicted of punching his girlfriend to write Boys do not hit girls 5,000 times.
District Judge G. Todd Baugh also sentenced Pacer Anthony Ferguson, 27, to six months in jail and to pay $3,800 in restitution for fracturing the woman’s face in three places during an August 2012 argument. The judge ordered Ferguson on Monday to number the list, sign it and mail it to him by May 23, the Billings Gazette reported.
A jury this month convicted Ferguson of misdemeanor assault, but acquitted him of felony aggravated assault and felony witness tampering.
Baugh set off a public furor when he made the comment about the 14-year-old rape victim and sentenced her teacher-rapist to only a month in prison.