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6ix9ine Sentenced to Four Years Probation for 2015 Sexual Misconduct Case: Report

Tekashi 6ix9ine
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 Tekashi 6ix9ine performs in concert at Hovet on Sept. 19, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Rapper 6ix9ine, born Daniel Hernandez, was sentenced to four years probation by a Manhattan judge for charges dating back to a 2015 arrest for the use of a child in a sexual performance

Pitchfork reports that 6ix9ine will not be required to register as a sex offender and will have to complete 1,000 hours of community service. The rapper must also refrain from any gang affiliations and cannot post or repost sexually explicit or violent images of women or children online. 

The rapper was originally facing a one- to three-year prison sentence for his March 2015 arrest but was granted four years probation instead, while being credited for one year. Video emerged of Hernandez engaging in numerous sexual acts with the alleged victim, who was reportedly 13 years old at the time of the incident. After pleading guilty in October 2015, Hernandez took a plea agreement. The agreement consisted of him passing his GED and avoiding arrests until October 2017, his sentencing date. The date was pushed back repeatedly and Hernandez failed to get his GED. 

Last May, Hernandez was charged on two different occasions. First, he allegedly grabbed a teenager's neck in Texas and was charged with misdemeanor assault. Later, he was charged for driving with a suspended license in Brooklyn. 

Billboard reached out to 6ix9ine's attorney for comment.