Rock-country musician Uncle Kracker pleaded guilty today to a misdemeanor assault charge. That's lower than the felony sexual assault charge he faced after an incident last month at a Raleigh nightclub.
The singer's real name is Matthew Shafer. A Wake County judge sentenced him to 12 months probation, fined him $1,500 and ordered him to undergo an alcohol assessment.
Assistant District Attorney Adam Moyers says Shafer put his hand up a woman's skirt at the nightclub. The 26-year-old woman slapped Shafer, and he slapped her back.
The woman later reported the incident to an off-duty police officer.
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