LOS ANGELES, CA – Nicki Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty was reportedly arrested by U.S. Marshals on an indictment for failing to register as a sex offender.
According to TMZ, Petty turned himself in on Wednesday (March 4) and was quickly taken into federal custody. Court docs reportedly state he’ll face a judge on Wednesday afternoon.
Petty relocated from New York to California last July, but law enforcement says he was pulled over in Beverly Hills four months later. During the stop, the Beverly Hills Police Department determined Petty was a registered sex offender in New York state but had failed to register in California as required by law.
Petty was arrested and released after putting up a $20,000 bond. The L.A. County D.A. later charged him for failing to register as a sex offender.
In 1995, Petty was convicted for first-degree attempted rape. He then served almost four years in New York state prison and was required to register as a sex offender. If convicted on the federal charge for failure to register, he faces up to 10 years in prison.
Nicki and Petty were officially married last October.
Published on: Mar 4, 2020, 3:12 PM
by Kyle Eustice