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

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Black man who sucker punched 12-year-old boy sentenced to 7 years in prison.

An African-American man who sucker-punched a 12-year-old kid dancing on a sidewalk last summer has been sentenced to 7 years in prison.

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

During the dancing, a car pulled over and a black man jumped out and sucker-punched the 12-year-old child, giving him a severe concussion. He then jumped back into his car and sped off.

WATCH: reports: 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.”


  1. And adult who assaults any child in any way should be jailed especially rhe childs parents .Violence against children is the worst violence of all .

    • They were dancing. So now dancing is gay ? The article even says the adult was their dance teacher. A more intelligent analysis would be to assume the perp POS had his cornrows in a wad because a white kid was ‘appropriating’ his ‘culture’.
      Either way I hope he gets daily beatings in prison.

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