Nicki Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty has been sentenced to house arrest and probation for failing to register as a sex offender in Los Angeles.
In 1995, Petty was convicted a year earlier of attempted first-degree rape of a 16-year-old girl. He was sentenced to 18 to 54 months in New York State Penitentiary, serving nearly four years.
In 2006, Petty pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He eventually served seven while his name remains on the New York City sex offender registry.
After marrying the “Super Bass” singer in 2019, Petty, 44, was arrested the following year for failing to register as a sex offender in Los Angeles, California, where the couple currently resides.
At a subsequent hearing, Petty pleaded guilty to the federal charges and faced a conviction.
On Wednesday (July 6), Petty was sentenced to one year house arrest and five years probation for violating federal law.
He was also fined $55,000 (£45,986).
Prosecutors for the US District Attorney’s Office had argued that house arrest would not constitute a large sentence since Petty would be serving the sentence at the Calabasas mansion where he and Minaj reside,TMZ reported.
They were instead pushing for a 15-month sentence along with a five-year suspended sentence, the publication reported.
In 2018, Minaj defended Petty’s past actions on social media, writing, “He was 15, she was 16…in a relationship. But go awf, internet, you can’t live my life. You can’t even live your own life.”
She later called Wendy Williams “demonic” after the TV talk show host opened up about Petty’s past.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/nicki-minaj-husband-sex-offender-b2117727.html Nicki Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty has been convicted for failing to register as a sex offender in LA