Akon has been ordered to stand trial on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment stemming from his actions at a June 2007 concert in New York state, reports E!
The rapper allegedly pushed a teenage fan offstage which resulted in a separate fan suffering a concussion.
Akon has been ordered to return to Fishkill Justice Court by Fishkill Town Justice Harold Epstein on Dec. 1 for the start of the jury trial.
He faces a maximum of one year and 15 days behind bars if convicted. However, the Dutchess Country District Attorney’s office and Akon’s attorney may settle outside of court before the jury trial, according to a statement released by Akon’s lawyer, Andrea Zellan.
“”We are pleased that Judge Epstein adjourned the case to a date certain for either a trial or a negotiated resolution,” the statement read. “Akon looks forward to putting this incident behind him, and in the meantime, he will continue to meet every requirement set forth by the court.”