LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Rapper Nicki Minaj’s husband, Kenneth Petty, has pleaded guilty in Los Angeles to a federal charge of failing to register as a sex offender.
Petty, 43, formally entered his plea to the charge during a Zoom hearing in Los Angeles federal court on Thursday. He faces anywhere between probation and 10 years behind bars when sentenced Jan. 24, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
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More than two decades before he married Minaj in 2019, Petty was convicted of attempted rape in New York in 1995 — for an incident that occurred with a 16-year-old girl in September 1994. He served about four and a half years in prison and, as a condition of his conviction, he must register as a sex offender whenever he moves.
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He and the “Bang Bang” rapper moved to California after their marriage. The couple have an 11-month-old son.
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