“A Missouri man turned himself in to the authorities on Wednesday to face charges that he hit a 12-year-old hip-hop dancer on Friday in what the police called a ‘violent and completely unprovoked attack’ that was captured on video and viewed widely.
Officers with the Cape Girardeau Police Department identified the suspect as Cedric Charles Moore Jr., 27, of Cape Girardeau, Mo. He faces charges of felony assault in the second degree and felony child endangerment in the first degree, the police said in a statement posted on Facebook. On Wednesday afternoon, Mr. Moore turned himself in to the authorities at the sheriff’s office in neighboring Scott County, the police said.
The assault took place just before midnight last Friday in Cape Girardeau, which is about 120 miles south of St. Louis, officials said.”