Nicki Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty received sex offender charges for failing to register as a sex offender in California. The charges have now been dropped by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office due to a federal case against him for similar charges. According to The Blast, a hearing was held in L.A. court on Friday, where prosecutors told the judge that they were dropping the local charges against him.
It is against the law to move states or change addresses without reporting the move to the sex offender registry within an allotted amount of time, thus Petty got charged and was arrested. “The case was dismissed today because he is facing a similar charge in federal court,” a rep for the D.A’s office explained. Kenneth is facing up to 10 years behind bars if convicted on a federal level.
According to The Blast, his lawyers believe they could convince the judge in federal court that he didn’t explicitly intend to avoid registering after moving to Los Angeles.
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