Desiigner Must Register as Sex Offender in Indecent Exposure Case
UPDATE (Sept. 16): Contrary to previous reports, Desiigner will not have to register as a sex offender. The Brooklyn rapper's attorney, Ryan Garry, told People, that both prosecutors and his defense attorneys have agreed that his misdemeanor conviction [of obscenely and indecently exposed genitalia in a public place] doesn't warrant him to register as a sex offender.
"Since this was a federal misdemeanor, the sentencing judgement states that if the State of California or some other government entity requires that Mr. Selby [Desiigner] must register as a sex offender, then he must," Garry told the publication.
"However, the parties in this case have come to the legal conclusion, after significant research and consultation with lawyers in California, that this misdemeanor conviction is not one that will cause Mr. Selby [Desiigner] to have to register as a sex offender," he continued. "If some government agency in California disagrees with our analysis, then we will address the matter at that point in time."
Desiigner has been sentenced in his indecent exposure case. Among his conditions, the Brooklyn, N.Y. rapper must register as a sex offender.
Desiigner Gets Sentenced in His Indecent Exposure Case
According to documents obtained by XXL on Thursday (Sept. 14), Desiigner was ordered to register as a sex offender after he pleaded guilty on Tuesday (Sept. 12) for a charge of obscenely and indecently exposed genitalia in a public place. This in addition to other conditions of two years probation and participating in a psychiatric evaluation and drug testing. The rapper is prohibited from owning or possessing firearms and must perform 120 hours of community service. He also must pay a $5,000 fine.
XXL has reached out to Desiigner's attorney and his rep for comment.
What Is Desiigner's Indecent Exposure Case About?
As previously reported, on April 24, Desiigner was charged with indecent exposure aboard an aircraft after he was caught in first-class with his penis fully exposed while pleasuring himself in full view of flight attendants during a Delta flight from Tokyo to the Minneapolis.
The 26-year-old rapper was asked to stop multiple times but continued to act erratically on the flight. He was eventually moved to the back of the plane and monitored by two people. While changing seats, he reportedly dropped a jar of Vaseline. After landing in Minneapolis, Desiigner was questioned by police but released.
Following the incident, Desiigner put out a statement that he would be getting professional help for his mental health.