Man Generously Awards Scholarships, Creepily Spanks Recipients, Goes to Prison

A man in Virginia has pled guilty to criminal actions associated with what he says is a scholarship program. Three women received money from the man to use for educational expenses, and in return, the man got to spank them when they "misbehaved." And you thought the Miss America pageant was a dubious scholarship program.

The Washington Post reports that 54-year-old Henry Allen Fitzsimmons has pled guilty to sexual battery after spanking three women to whom he was providing scholarships. According to Fitzsimmons he and the women had a tit-for-tat agreement wherein the women agreed to call Fitzsimmons at prescribed times and refrain from drinking alcohol. He called it the "Spencer Scholarship Program," where "Spencer" means "felony." Fitzsimmons has been sentenced to 2 years in prison as a result of his ass antics.

One might wonder what would possess someone to enter into an agreement where certain conditions allow an old guy to touch your butt, but maybe this sort of thing is the inevitable result of the skyrocketing cost of postsecondary education.

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