Tony Yayo Assault Trial Slated For January

A federal judge set a trial date for rapper Tony Yayo who is accused of assaulting the 14-year-old son of music executive Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond.Yayo, born Marvin Bernard, was in court yesterday (October 30), where a judge set a trial date of January 10.The rapper is charged with endangering the welfare of a child, assault in the 3rd Degree, and harassment in the 2nd Degree.”I am looking forward to a trial and it is important that justice be done,” said Cynthia Reed, the boy’s mother.”Tony Yayo is accused of assaulting the 14-year-old as he walked to his internship at Czar Entertainment, the company headed by his father, Jimmy Henchmen.Henchmen manages a number of rappers including The Game, a bitter rival to 50 Cent’s G-Unit collective, which features Yayo.Police accuse Yayo and several associates of surrounding the boy, flashing guns at him and assault him, after Yayo allegedly backhanded the child for wearing a Czar Entertainment T-shirt.Yayo appeared in court in September and produced a witness who knows both Yayo and Rosemond’s son and refuted the claims that he assaulted the boy.

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