We’ve just been introduced to “Love & Hip Hop” star Mendeecees Harris — Yandy Smith‘s baby daddy — and he’s already racked up some serious criminal charges.
According to local news site NorthJersey.com, Mendeecees is about stand trial for the alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl between the years of 2009 and 2010.
Bergen County prosecutors allege that Harris asked for and received oral sex from the girl and fondled her on various occasions between September 2009 and April 2010. He was arrested later that year and charged with aggravated sexual assault, criminal sexual contact and child endangerment. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.
Harris remains free without bail. He was not present in state Superior Court in Hackensack during jury selection Wednesday. Court officials expect to have a full panel of jurors by Thursday, and attorneys are scheduled to make opening remarks on Jan. 29.
This does not look good. At all.
Even stranger is the fact that neither Mendeecees nor Yandy has seen fit to officially address this festering issue. Do they have something to hide, or are they just staying quiet because this will be a plot line in an episode later on?
Whatever the case is, we hope the truth eventually comes to light. Child molestation ain’t nothing to mess with, and if Mendeecees was getting his R. Kelly on, he needs to pay the price.