Prosecutors reportedly suggested towards dwelling detention for Petty, as they felt that his and Minaj’s Los Angeles mansion wouldn’t depend as a “punishment.”
Nicki Minaj’s husband, Kenneth Petty, has been sentenced to a few years of probation and a 12 months of dwelling detention after he did not register as a intercourse offender when he moved to California with the rapper.
He confronted as much as 10 years in jail with a lifetime of supervised launch, however CBS report that 44-year-old Petty will as an alternative spend the subsequent 12 months in his and Minaj’s Los Angeles mansion.
The sentence comes regardless of prosecutors recommending 15 months of jail time and 5 years of supervised launch. Prosecutors are additionally reported to have suggested towards dwelling detention as they contended that Petty’s multimillion-dollar dwelling in an prosperous gated neighborhood would not be a punishment.
Nevertheless, the decide finally disagreed, with Petty additionally ordered to pay a $55,000 fantastic.
Petty and Minaj moved to California shortly after they acquired married in 2019.
In November 2019, Petty was pulled over by the Beverly Hills Police Division, and it was found that whereas he’s a registered intercourse offender in New York, he had not registered in his new state — which he’s legally required to do.
Petty pleaded guilty to the federal cost, however his listening to was delayed a number of instances earlier than he was sentenced on Wednesday.
Petty is taken into account a stage two offender within the state of New York, which implies that he’s regarded as at “average threat of repeat offense.”
He was sentenced to 54 months in jail in 1995 and served nearly 4 years after he was convicted of 1 depend of tried rape within the first diploma.
In court docket information obtained by the Blast, Petty was accused of urgent an object to the again of his 16-year-old sufferer as she walked to high school and advised her to “preserve strolling” till they acquired to his dwelling. He then allegedly started to rape her at knifepoint earlier than the sufferer struck him with a bottle and escaped.
The alleged incident came about in September 1994, and Petty’s mates are reported to have harassed the sufferer’s household on the time, forcing her to relocate to Florida.
Petty started relationship Minaj in 2018, and so they acquired married the next 12 months. They welcomed a son collectively in September 2020.
In August 2021, Petty’s alleged rape sufferer, Jennifer Hough, filed a lawsuit towards each him and Minaj as she claimed that they have been making an attempt to coerce her into recanting her allegation.
Hough alleged that shortly after Petty’s 2019 arrest, Minaj known as her and supplied to fly her over to Los Angeles or Minaj’s publicist to Hough. When Hough declined, she and her household allegedly “suffered an onslaught of harassing calls and unsolicited visits.”
Hough accused the couple of “witness intimidation, intentional infliction of emotional misery, harassment” within the lawsuit.
In accordance with the New York Times, Hough claims that she was supplied various levels of fee — from $20,000 to $500,000 — if she signed a press release that renounced her unique allegations towards Petty.