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Akon Pleads Guilty in Kid Tossing Incident

12/17/2008 2:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Akon just pleaded guilty over that incident where he grabbed a kid and threw him off a stage at a 2007 concert -- but the singer dodged a serious bullet.

Instead of going to trial for the June 2007 teen-toss (check out the video below), the singer copped a guilty plea to the charge of harassment in the second degree, which is considered a "violation" and not a crime. Tell that to the kid..

Akon was sentenced to 65 hours community service and $350 in fines. Outside the courtroom, Akon apologized to the toss-victim's family, while the mother jokingly told him, "I could have killed you for throwing my son like that."

After the hearing, Akon's people told TMZ, "We are pleased that the case has been resolved and Akon looks forward to putting this unfortunate incident behind him."

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See ALL those young people in that clip... they're the ones who are lining Akon's pocket and feeding his agressive behavior.

2072 days ago
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diana    

Akon is fugly!

2072 days ago
18.

nick    

fyi Akon is from africa so he's probably not been in jail here, but i would bet our jails look like a resort compared to africa

2072 days ago
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Jorgensen    

What was this kid doing on the state in the first place?

Thats is an example why the economy has turned so bad. The entertainment industry brings in big money. In order to keep them up in gear the society should pay less attention when they shoot each other or commits other crimes. I know that he seems to have a skin problem which should make him keep a low profile and bow for the massa, but really - can we afford to loose the jobs?

2072 days ago
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DMX hater    

Just another incident of rage and anger that plagues these people...like Akon, Vick and Simpson...and the list goes on and on... and more will be added I assure you!! Wake up people, you are buying these peoples music, and tickets just to make them more richer, so they can become more lawless and violent!! Can you see what is happening here?? It seems most of them cannot handle the fame, and turn to drugs, corruption and lawlessness, since money and status seem to buy their way out of most situations!!

2072 days ago
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OCD    



Akon is an ass. Plain and simple.

2072 days ago
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DATRUTH10940    

I HAVE TO DEFEND AKON, I WAS THERE AND EVERYONE ENJOYED HIS PERFORMANCE. THE KID HE THREW OFF THE STAGE THREW SOMETHING AT AKON PRIOR TO AKON CHUCKING THE KID OF THE STAGE. AKON WAS PUTTING ON A EXCELENT SHOW AND ALL THE SUDDEN SOMETHING WAS THROW AT AKON AND HIT AKON IN THE FACE WHILE HE WAS SINGING. AKON STOPPED THE SHOW AND SAID WHP THREW THAT AND EVERYONE POINTED OUT THE KID. HE MADE THE KID GO ON THE STAGE AND SAID SOME WORDS TO HIM AND THEN PICKED THE KID UP AND THREW HIM OFF. AKON MAY HAVE BEEN WRONG DOING THAT BUT THE KID WAS ALSO IN THE WRONG AND SHOULD OF BEEN CHARGED AS WELL. IN ALL THE PRESS ABOUT THIS NOTHING HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT WHY AKON THREW THE KID OFF THE STAGE, WELL I WILL TELL YOU IT WAS BECAUSE THE KID THREW SOMETHING AT AKON AND HIT AKON IN THE FACE WHILE HE WAS SINGING. TMZ PLEASE LOOK INTO IT, EVEN CHECK YOU TUBE FOR A VIDEO OF IT BECAUSE I RECALL SEEING IT ONCE. I WAS THERE AND IT HAPPENED FOR A FACT.

2071 days ago
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funyuns    

he threw the kid like that cuz the kid tossed a water bottle at him dumbasses

1114 days ago
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