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TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) -- "Jersey Shore" cast member Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has been admitted into a pretrial intervention program that will allow him to avoid a criminal record for an assault that was shown on the first season of the MTV reality series.

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The 25-year-old New York City resident appeared Monday in New Jersey Superior Court in Toms River.

Judge Stephanie Wauters told Ortiz-Magro that he'd be in the program for 18 months and asked if he'd be willing to do community service during that time.

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The Asbury Park Press reports that he said he would, though the judge did not specify what or how much.

Ortiz-Magro was charged after a September 2009 fight outside a Seaside Heights nightclub.

He and other cast members recently returned to Seaside Heights to film the show's fifth season.

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