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Nicki Minaj's husband facing up to 10 years in jail for failing to register as sex offender in California

Added 09-10-21 09:25:02am EST - “Nicki Minaj's husband, Kenneth Petty, is facing up to a decade behind bars over his failure to register as a sex offender in California.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Nicki Minaj’s husband facing up to 10 years in jail for failing to register as sex offender in California”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Nicki Minaj’s husband, Kenneth Petty, is facing up to a decade behind bars over his failure to register as a sex offender in California.

The 43-year-old pleaded guilty Thursday during a virtual hearing with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, according to records obtained by People. His recent legal trouble kicked off in 2019, after he was pulled over by the Beverly Hills Police Department in November that year.

Authorities determined that while Petty was registered as a sex offender in New York, he was not in California, where he had recently moved with his famous wife, TMZ reported. 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 “Bang, Bang” rapper offered her $500,000 to walk back her allegation.

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