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Hugh Hefner's son Marston Hefner pleads no contest to domestic violence charges

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(CBS/AP) PASADENA, Calif. - Hugh Hefner's 21-year-old son has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge stemming from an incident with his Playboy Playmate girlfriend Claire Sinclair at their Pasadena home last month. 

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Marston Hefner, 21, was arrested last month after police were called to the apartment he shared with Sinclair, 20, the 2011 Playmate of the Year. Sinclair had minor injuries and sought a restraining order against Hefner the next day.

The New York Daily News reports Marston Hefner was sentenced to the 52-week domestic violence program and periodic progress reports over the next three years. He is also ordered to stay away from Sinclair for three years.

"At the end of the three years, he can withdraw his plea, similar to an expungement. But it's contingent upon him obeying all laws and court conditions," Assistant Pasadena City Prosecutor Chris Blankenhorn said.

Marston Hefner was accused of one count of battery on a spouse or cohabitant and one count of vandalizing a laptop computer after the Feb. 12 meltdown.

"The (vandalism) charge was dismissed with a waiver he'll pay restitution for replacing that," Blankenhorn said. "They're not living together anymore. She had moved out prior to charges even being filed."

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