What is going on with our young male celebrities these days? First, R & B crooner Usher Raymond is accused of spreading herpes left and right. Then, rapper Mystikal was in the spotlight as he was being arrested for allegedly committing rape. Recently, rapper Nelly found himself in the spotlight as well after he was accused last week of alleged rape. Now here we go again with yet another alleged sex crime. Rapper Kodak Black has been indicted on sexual assault charges and he could face up to thirty (30) years in prison.
Recently, a South Carolina grand jury indicted Kodak Black with charges of first degree criminal sexual conduct. The charges come from an incident that occurred back in November of last year. According to Variety,
According to a sheriff’s office incident report cited by the station, the rapper, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, assaulted a teenage girl at a hotel after his concert at the Treasure City nightclub. The girl first reported the assault to her school nurse; a school official notified the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. Octave, 20, was released from the Florence County Detention Center on Dec. 1 on a $100,000 bond.
Beattie Ashmore, Octave’s attorney at the time of arrest, was not available for comment when his office as contacted by Variety on Monday.
Clements told WPDE that if Octave is convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison. No trial date had been set at press time.
Octave recently completed an anger-management program related to a different case: Violation of house arrest resulting from a February probation-violation charge, which stemmed from a May 2016 arrest on charges including armed robbery, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm by a delinquent and fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement.
The rapper recently announced dates for his “Project Baby” tour, which begins Oct. 21 in California and continues through the end of the year.
So, what are your thoughts? Do you think Kodak will get the max sentence? Let me know in the comments.
By Ronda Brooks