Why is Kenneth Petty a sex offender?
Registering as a sex offender is required of Petty after he was convicted in New York of attempted rape in the first degree in 1995. According to Newsweek, he was convicted for attempting to rape a 16-year-old girl. ... Thus, Petty is classified as a Level 2 sex offender on the Department of Justice's website. yahoo.comNicki Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty pleads guilty for not registering as sex offender
10 September, 2021 - 09:28am
Petty had initially pleaded not guilty to the single-count indictment but later changed his plea, court documents filed on Thursday show. He's scheduled to be sentenced in January.
His attorney could not immediately be reached on Friday.
Authorities in Beverly Hills arrested Petty following a November 2019 traffic stop after learning that he had moved from New York to California and failed to submit his sex offender status. He was released after posting $20,000 bail, but was arrested again last year after he was indicted in connection with the incident. He was released from federal custody on a $100,000 bond.
According to court documents, Petty relocated to California in July 2019 and as required by law was supposed to register as a result of being convicted of first-degree attempted rape in New York in April 1995. Petty, who was 16 at the time of the crime, served nearly four years in a New York state prison.
The victim sued him and Minaj in August, alleging the couple tried to force her to recant her account of the incident.
The woman, who has publicly identified herself as Jennifer Hough, said in the suit that Petty and Minaj began contacting her and members of her family following his arrest in California. The "Starships" rapper offered one of Hough's family members $500,000 if Hough said the rape did not happen, according to the lawsuit.
On another occasion, Hough was offered $20,000 if she signed a prepared document recanting her statements about Petty, the suit says.
Minaj and her husband have not publicly commented on the claims made in the lawsuit. The rapper previously defended Petty, writing in an Instagram post that he and the victim were "in a relationship" — a claim Hough denies. Minaj also told fans on her Queen Radio show that her husband was wrongfully accused of rape.
Minyvonne Burke is a breaking news reporter for NBC News.
10 September, 2021 - 05:40am
Nicki Minaj's husband Kenneth Petty is in legal trouble after he pleaded guilty for failing to register as a convicted sex offender.
His sentencing has been scheduled for January 24, 2022.
In March 2020, the 43-year-old was taken into custody after being indicted for failure to register as a sex offender.
At the time, he pleaded not guilty and posted $100,000 bail, according to records accessed by the outlet.
Moreover, he is a level two registered offender in New York, which means he's considered a "moderate risk of repeat offense."