Friday, June 24, 2022

Prosecutor Recommends Jail Time for Nicki Minaj's Husband

Last year Nicki Minaj's husband, Kenneth 'Zoo' Petty, pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender after moving to California with Nicki [click here if you missed that]. 

The prosecutor is recommending jail time...

Federal prosecutors are moving to sentence Nicki Minaj's husband Kenneth Petty to over a year in jail for failing to register as a sex offender, according to court documents.
"Having previously been convicted of attempted rape, defendant knowingly failed to register as a sex offender upon moving to California," prosecutors said in a recent filing. Petty, now 44, served four years in jail in 1995 after pleading guilty to the attempted rape of Jennifer Hough, who was then 16 years old.
"The timing of defendant's lapse in registration is concerning, given that it occurred when defendant began dating his wife, quit his job, moved to Los Angeles, and adopted an affluent lifestyle," prosecutors wrote in the filing.
Prosecutors added that prior to his relationship and move he had been compliant with the registration processes. Petty and Minaj married in 2019, and had a child the following year.
"Defendant has been completing sex offender registration documents for nearly 20 years," prosecutors wrote in the filing. "Over the course of two decades, he was repeatedly warned that if he moved to another state, it was his responsibility to follow any local, city, state, federal, or international laws regarding registration."
Prosecutors said that Petty should face 15 months behind bars and pay a $55,000 fine.
Petty is due to appear at a sentencing hearing on July 6.