'Jersey Shore's' Ronnie to avoid trial

(AP) - Assault charges will be dismissed if"Jersey Shore" cast member Ronald "Ronnie" Ortiz-Magro staysout of trouble.

The charges stem from a fight outside a Seaside Heightsnightclub in 2009 that was shown during the first season of the MTVreality series.

A judge in Ocean County on Monday admitted the 25-year-oldBronx, N.Y., resident into a pretrial intervention program for 18months. Under the program, he neither admits nor denies guilt.

The Asbury Park Press reports Ortiz-Magro told the judge he'd bewilling to perform community service.

Ortiz-Magro is accused of assaulting Stephen Izzo. Izzo has acivil suit pending against the cast member and MTV.

Taping for the series' fifth season has resumed in Seaside.

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