Adam Francis Doehring, 33, of Fergus Falls, pled guilty to charges of malicious punishment of a child in Otter Tail County District Court on June 20.
Evidence showed that on June 18, 2012, Doehring used unreasonable force and cruel discipline.
A jail sentence of 110 days was stayed for two years, dependent on good behavior.
Doehring will pay a $400 fine and complete a domestic abuse assessment.
He will also be on supervised probation, reporting to Court Services and the State Department of Corrections.
Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent