Sleepy Eye man facing charges after allegations of child abuse 18 Sep 18

A Sleepy Eye man has been charged in Brown County Court with felony threats, three gross misdemeanor counts of malicious punishment of a child and two misdemeanor counts of domestic assault. According to the criminal complaint, 36-year-old Andy Jerome Fromm would punch the children and make the children punch each other, force them to run until the point of exhaustion, and they were even forced to run up and down their driveway and if they stopped, their siblings would hit them with their bikes. According to the complaint, Fromm threatened the children’s stepmother that he would kill the children. The stepmother, 32-year-old Staphanie Fromm is also facing charges in this case. She would reportedly punish the children by making them take cold showers and then sleep on a cold concrete basement floor, making them change positions so they would stay cold.