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Tony Yayo Cleared Of Child Assault Charges

Posted By on February 14, 2008

{mosimage}Tony Yayo doesn't have to worry about the child assualt case anymore. This morning the Manhattan Criminal Court made a ruling and Yayo's lawyer release the following statement… "I am pleased to announce that as of this morning, Tony Yayo is no longer facing any criminal charges relating to the incident that occurred last March," he said. "First, I would like to thank the District Attorney's office, who after further investigation, agreed with us that Tony Yayo should not be subject to any criminal liability for this incident." He went on to say, "As I told you from the beginning, Tony Yayo did not hit anyone and would never do anything to harm a child," he added.

Yayo was charged back in March with assault, harassment and endangering the welfare of a child when he was accused of smacking the 14-year-old son of Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond, the manager of artists like The-Game. The ruling of Yayo's innocense came after Lowell Fletcher admitted to slapping the boy, saying Yayo actually tried to restrain him and pull him off the kid. Yayo did plea to a violation but his lawyers said it was "nothing more than a glorified traffic ticket," "He only accepted this non-criminal resolution to avoid the unnecessary hardships of a trial on both sides." He laywer finished by saying "In sum, all that Yayo admitted to doing was getting out of the car and glaring at the victim," "Once he realized what Fletcher was doing, he went and grabbed Fletcher to pull him away from the victim."