As of Monday morning, Kodak Black has been indicted by a Florence County grand jury on charges of first degree criminal sexual conduct from last November, according to a report by WPDE News. An incident report from the Florence County sheriff’s office states that the assault took place in February 2016 when the rapper, real name Dieuson Octave, was in town for a show at the Treasure City nightclub.
Kodak has been accused “of sexually assaulting a teenage girl, who first reported it to her school nurse in Richland County.” If convicted, he could face up to 30 years in prison.
In August 2016, a spokesperson for for the Florence County Sheriff’s Office told the Sun Sentinel, “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.”
More details of the assault emerged in a warrant released to the public in November 2016. “[Octave] forced the victim onto the bed in the room and then onto the floor of the room,” the warrant states. “The [defendant] removed the victim’s underwear” and attacked her orally and then penetrated her, it says. The “victim repeatedly told the defendant no and to stop. The defendant did not stop.”
A representative for Kodak Black told The FADER via email, “Atlantic Records is aware of the indictment and it was expected as part of the normal process of the pending case.”
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