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No jail time, more rehab for Chris

LOS ANGELES - A judge in Los Angeles on Monday turned down prosecutors' motion to jail R&B singer Chris Brown because of his arrest on an assault charge in Washington, DC., last year.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin said Brown should stay at a treatment facility for substance abuse and anger management because he was doing well in the court-ordered program and it gave him an “adequate safety net.”

R&B singer Chris Brown arrives at a Los Angeles Superior Court for a probation review hearing on Monday, February 3, 2014. Photo: Nick Ut. Credit: AP

Brandlin sentenced Brown to 90 days in the treatment program in November following his October assault arrest in Washington where he allegedly punched and broke the nose of a man who was trying to get a picture with him.

Brandlin also revoked Brown's probation from his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend and singer Rihanna on the eve of the Grammy Awards.

Brown, 24, has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault in the Washington case and rejected a plea deal that would have reduced the charge to a simple assault.

The ‘Look at Me Now’ singer had his probation from the Rihanna assault extended last year after prosecutors alleged he cut corners on community service - Reuters

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