Kodak Black Accused of Sexual Battery
Kodak has been released from Broward Main Jail and transferred to St. Lucie County in Florida for misdemeanor charges of possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana and use or possession of drug paraphernalia, reports the Sun Sentinel. He was booked at the jail in Fort Pierce, which is about 90 miles north of downtown Fort Lauderdale, yesterday (Aug. 23) at around 5:37 p.m. EST.
Kodak Black is being accused of sexual battery, according to the Sheriff's Office in Florence, South Carolina.
Last week, the 19-year-old born Dieuson Octave was set to be released from jail after being sentenced to a year of house arrest and five years probation for charges that included false imprisonment, possession of a firearm by a delinquent and others that carried a maximum sentence of 55 years.
But while in the process of being released on the morning of Aug. 17, police discovered two warrants out for his arrest – one in St. Lucie County, Florida for misdemeanor weed charges, and one for criminal sexual misconduct in Florence, South Carolina.
Now XXL has learned that the latter charge is actually sexual battery, according to the Florence County Sheriff's Office. In an email to XXL, Major Michael N. Nunn writes that investigators obtained a warrant for Octave's arrest. "According to investigators, on or about February 7, 2016 Octave is alleged to have engaged in the sexual battery of the victim at a hotel located at 2120 West Lucas Street, Florence, SC," reads the email.
Talking to FADER, Nunn says Kodak will be picked up by Florence County officials "at some point" and transferred to South Carolina for an arraignment and bond hearing. No word yet on when that will actually happen, as Kodak is still being held in Broward Main Jail.
In South Carolina, criminal sexual conduct can happen under various circumstances. According to the Sun Sentinel, "a victim could be forced to have sex through aggravated force, during a kidnapping or while physically helpless due to the influence of a controlled substance. The crime carries a punishment of up to 30 years in prison."
Kodak was denied bond last week after the new warrants surfaced, and during a hearing, Judge Michael Davis told the Atlantic Records rapper, "You’re going to be held without bond at this time, and those counties will come and pick you up if that’s what they’d like to do."
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