Pacer Ferguson, the man who must write these lines, was convicted of repeatedly punching his girlfriend in the face during a 2012 argument. His girlfriend’s face was fractured in three places, and she claims to still feel the lingering effects of the beating to this day.
District Judge G. Todd Baugh also sentenced Ferguson to six months in jail, and ordered him to pay $3,800 in medical bills that resulted from his girlfriend’s injuries.
Judge Baugh was careful to note that he sentenced Ferguson to the maximum allowed time for a misdemeanor assault, and that the lines he compelled Ferguson to write were in addition to that sentence.
Scott Eric Kaufman is the proprietor of the AV Club's Internet Film School and, in addition to Raw Story, also writes for Lawyers, Guns & Money. He earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California, Irvine in 2008.
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