A Billings judge 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 27-year-old Pacer Anthony Ferguson to six months in the Yellowstone County Jail for fracturing the woman's face in three places.

Earlier this year, Baugh said a teen rape victim appeared "older than her chronological age" while sentencing her attacker to a month in prison.

He ordered Ferguson Monday to number the list, sign it and mail it to him by May 23.

The Billings Gazette reports Ferguson admitted to punching his girlfriend during an August 2012 argument. The woman had to have surgery to repair the damage.

Ferguson also faces eight years in prison for violating the terms of his release.