New Information Comes Out in 6ix9ine’s Sexual Misconduct Case
6ix9ine, born Daniel Hernandez, is enjoying success on the Billboard Hot 100 chart thanks to his song "Gummo" reaching No. 13, but the Brooklyn rapper is still facing one to three years in prison after pleading guilty to use of a child in a sexual performance.
The charge stems from a video in which the Brooklyn rapper, who also goes by Teka$hi 6ix9ine, is shown touching the minor's breast. While Teka$hi has previously described what happened in his own words, a new report from Jezebel reveals that the details of the complaint contradict the rapper's public comments. During a November interview with DJ Akademiks, 6ix9ine claims the events in his charges happened "three to four years ago." But according to the actual complaint, the incident occurred on Feb. 21, 2015.
The rapper says he was invited to an apartment in Harlem, which is true, and met some "grown" men who asked him to invite a woman over. When Teka$hi refused, the men called a girl "from last night" to come over. The rapper says things then got crazy and camera was brought out to record what happened. 6ix9ine also says he "personally" uploaded a video to social media of the incident.
The criminal complaint states that three videos from the night were uploaded to social media, and detective Maureen Sheehan says she was informed the victim was 13 years old. But while speaking with Akademiks, Teka$hi said, "I don't know her exact age, I think she was 14 or some shit like that."
During the Akademiks interview, 6ix9ine also claimed the victim told him she was 19 years of age. "When she came in she asked me how old I was, and I told her I was 18, and I assumed she was older," he said. "The way she was asking made me think she was older."
Teka$hi also downplayed his own age during the interview, referring to himself as a "baby," "a kid" and "17 years young." But based on the rapper's statement and the complaint filed against him, his birthday is May 8, 1996—making him 18 years old on the day the incident took place.
As for what actually happened in the video, while the rapper told Akademiks, "I'm not touching the girl, I'm not having sexual intercourse with the girl, I'm not doing nothing, she just nude in some type of way," the complaint states that in the video, "the child is sitting on the lap of the defendant [Hernandez] and the defendant has his arms around the child."
Teka$hi continued claiming he had "no sexual contact" with the girl, but a third video listed in the complaint states "the child is completely nude and is sitting across the laps of the defendant and the separately charged defendant Taquan Anderson."
According to the document, Teka$hi's sentencing was to be adjourned until Oct. 20, 2017 but has since been changed to Jan. 30, 2018. The rapper is also on a one-year interim probation, has been ordered not to post/re-post sexually explicit or violent images featuring women/children to social media, must obtain his GED, can not commit another crime for two years and was ordered to write a letter to the victim and her family, detailing why his participation in the videos were harmful to her and her family.
Should 6ix9ine meet all the conditions by the time of his sentencing, he will receive three years probation. If not, Teka$hi faces one to three years in prison. Additionally, if he completes each of the conditions and doesn't commit a new crime prior to his sentencing date, he will not be required to register as a sex offender.
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