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Judge Decides No Jail for Chris Brown

Sara De Boer/STARTRAKS PHOTO via ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Chris Brown is staying out of jail, for now, after a Los Angeles judge on Monday rejected a prosecutor's motion to put him behind bars in connection with his arrest for an alleged assault in Washington, D.C., last October.

Prosecutor Mary Murray argued that Brown has become increasingly violent, and also called for a full probation violation hearing. Brown remains on probation for his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna.

However, Judge James Brandlin determined Brown has made significant progress in an in-patient management rehab program. The judge went along with a probation officer's recommendation to keep him in rehab for the time being.

Brown is due back in court on Feb. 28.

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