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Michael Joseph smiles and waves while being placed in a jail van following his sentencing Thursday morning. Along with two years in prison, he was ordered to pay up to $1,000 to have the word 'slut' removed from the victim’s back.
Man who tattooed 'slut' on woman at gunpoint sentenced

A Lawrenceburg man charged with tattooing the word slut on a woman’s back while holding her at gunpoint pleaded guilty Thursday morning in Anderson Circuit Court and was sentenced to two years in prison.

Michael Joseph, 30, pleaded guilty to third-degree terroristic threatening and fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), along with entering an Alford plea on a charge of first-degree wanton endangerment.