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Nicki Minaj's Husband Kenneth Petty Pleads Guilty for Failure to Register as Sex Offender in California

Nicki Minaj's Husband Kenneth Petty Pleads Guilty for Failure to Register as Sex Offender in California

Nicki Minaj‘s husband Kenneth “Zoo” Petty has entered a plea deal for failing to register as a sex offender in California.

Kenneth, 43, pleaded guilty during a virtual hearing with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Thursday (September 9), People reports.

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Kenneth now faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release. His sentencing has been scheduled for Jan. 24, 2022.

Kenneth was convicted back in 1995 of attempting to rape a 16-year-old girl and spent over four years in prison. In New York, he is registered as a level two offender, which means he’s considered a “moderate risk of repeat offense.”

Kenneth was arrested in March 2020 after being indicted for failure to register as a sex offender when he moved to California. At the time, he pleaded not guilty and posted $100,000 bail.

Kenneth previously got pulled over by Beverly Hills police back in November 2019, who discovered he was a registered sex offender in New York, but had not registered in California. He was arrested, released on a $20,000 bond, and charged for failing to register as a sex offender.

Last month, Kenneth and Nicki were sued for attempting to bribe a woman who claims he sexually assaulted her back in 1994.

Nicki and Kenneth married in October 2019 and share a son, who will be turning a year old later this month.

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