A St. Paul man convicted of whipping his infant son with an AV cord and beating the child's mother, an Oakdale woman, has been sentenced to 72 months in prison.
President Pimping Austin, 21, was arrested in Oakdale following allegations that he used the cord to beat his son on the legs and genitals in late November 2012. Austin had also assaulted his child’s mother.
Austin was sentenced to six years of prison time by Washington County Judge Ellen Maas, following a court trial in which she found him guilty of malicious punishment of a child under 4 years of age and felony domestic abuse.
“This type of conduct is totally abhorrent to all of us,” Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said in a statement. “We are very satisfied that the judge handed down consecutive sentences so as to properly reflect the magnitude of the harm done by this defendant.”
Find previous coverage on Patch:Man Charged with Allegedly Whipping Toddler, Assaulting Mother