6ix9ine Sentenced to Probation, Avoids Prison Time for Sexual Misconduct Case
6ix9ine's legal fate has been decided. Earlier today (Oct. 26), TMZ reported that the rapper had been sentenced to four years probation and 1,000 hours of community service for violating the terms of a plea agreement for his 2015 sexual misconduct case.
Tekashi will not have to serve jail time or register as a sex offender, and the judge has given him one year credit for probation. This means he actually only faces three years of probation.
The celebrity news outlet says that Tekashi spoke directly to his sentencing judge and spoke on his importance to the youth. "I have millions of youth that look at me as a role model and the last place I want to be is incarcerated, they don’t deserve it," he said. "Thank you.”
The terms of his new probation stipulate that Tekashi, who asked the judge for probation in a letter he wrote last month, will have to stop associating with gang members while avoiding all gang activity. While that might not be that easy, it's hard to imagine that 6ix9ine is anything other than happy with the outcome.
The story of 6ix9ine's sexual misconduct case began when an associate of his uploaded a video of 6ix9ine groping a 13-year-old girl in March 2015. 6ix9ine was 18 at the time. In October 2015, he pled guilty to the charge of using a child in a sexual performance.
After taking a plea deal that pushed his sentencing hearing to October 2017, Tekashi continued on about his life, eventually becoming a rap star. The stipulations of 6ix9ine's plea deal dictated that he earn his GED, get some mental health treatment and stay out of legal trouble.
In January, Tekashi was arrested after a 16-year-old claimed he assaulted him in a mall. In May, the rainbow-haired rapper was arrested for
With the above legal issues in mind, prosecutors recommended that Tekashi serve one-to-three years behind bars and register as a sex offender. 6ix9ine's lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, countered by saying that those legal occurrences took place way after the October 2017 sentencing date, so that would have been too harsh.
Taking the good news in stride, Tekashi quickly posted a photo of himself wearing a suit and a jovial smile onto his Instagram page. "GOD IS GOOD GOD IS... GOOD!" he wrote in the caption for the image.
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