American female rapper, Nicky Minaj’s husband, Kenneth Petty, has pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender in California. According to records, Petty entered his guilty plea on Thursday (Sept. 9) in the United States District Court Central District of California via a video hearing.
Unfortunately, he might be facing up to 10 years in prison, a lifetime of supervised release, a fine of $250,000 or twice the amount gained or loss from the incident—whichever amount is higher—and a mandatory special assessment of $100, if convicted.
He was initially arrested in March 2020 for the alleged crime and entered a not guilty plea at time.
Petty was ordered to register as a sex offender after he was convicted in 1995 for the first-degree attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl in New York. He was sentenced to 18 to 54 months, and spent about four years behind bars.
His guilty plea this week comes after Jennifer Hough, who has accused Petty of rape, filed a lawsuit in August against both Minaj and her husband, who were married in 2019.
She accused the couple of attempting to intimidate her into recanting her rape allegation by inflicting emotional distress. In another instance, Hough claimed the rapper offered her $500,000 to walk back her allegation.
Petty’s sentencing hearing is slated for Jan. 24, 2022. If found guilty, he actually teaks being in prison for ten years