African-American Who Sucker Punched 12-Year-Old Boy Jailed for 7 Years

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A black man who sucker-punched a 12-year-old white kid while he danced on a sidewalk last summer is getting a taste of justice.

Last July, two children were street dancing with their instructor Michael ‘Crank’ Curry in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

A car pulled over during the dance, and a black man came out and sucker-punched the 12-year-old boy, leaving him with a severe concussion. He then got back into his car and drove away.


Police were able to ID Cedric Charles Moore Jr., after viewing the video of the assault.

Cedric Moore was charged with two felonies and changed his plea from not guilty to guilty earlier this month, according to KSDK.

Moore was sentenced to 7 years in prison for second degree assault.

KSDK reported:

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — The man who randomly sucker-punched a 12-year-old boy who was dancing on a sidewalk was sentenced to seven years is prison.

Moore previously pleaded guilty to first-degree endangering the welfare of a child and driving while under the influence. He was sentenced to probation for domestic assault in April 2019, and the mother of his child was granted an order of protection against him, also in 2019.

“The public has understandably expressed a desire to see Moore charged with a hate crime for this heinous crime,” the department said in a previous statement.

“In accordance with state statutes, this charge would only apply if the assault was categorized to a lesser degree, which would not be in the best interest of seeking true justice for the victim.”

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