Chris Brown Begins Community Labor Sentence

Chris Brown

updated 09/16/2009 AT 1:00 PM ET

originally published 09/16/2009 AT 1:25 PM ET

The State of Virginia isn’t horsing around when it comes to Chris Brown’s debt to society for his assault on Rihanna.

Brown, 20, wearing a reflective vest and a red cap, was seen cleaning the grounds in and around a Virginia police horse stable Wednesday, part of his six-month community labor sentence.

The singer, who has repeatedly apologized for his crime, Tweeted Wednesday: “On my way to community service.”

Brown’s sentence, which amounts to more than 1,400 hours, will also include graffiti removal, washing cars, and cleaning and maintaining other grounds.

He will also serve a five-year probation sentence, attend a year of domestic violence classes and pay fines. Plus, he is also forbidden from contacting Rihanna for the next five years.


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