Rising rapper Kodak Black is facing up to 30 years in prison on sexual assault charges. As ABC15 reports, the rapper (named Dieuson Octave) has been indicted by a Florence County grand jury on charges of first degree criminal sexual conduct last November in Florence, South Carolina.
According to the Florence County Sheriff's Office, the incident in question says the assault occurred in February while Kodak was performing at the Treasure City nightclub. The 20-year-old Pompano Beach artist is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl, who reported the attack to her school nurse in Richland County, at the Comfort Inn and Suites. "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," Major Michael M. Nunn, a spokesman for the Florence County Sheriff's Office, wrote in the email to Sun-Sentinel.
In November, details from the arrest report were released, which stated that the rapper "forced the victim onto the bed in the room and then onto the floor of the room" and then raped the victim. Additionally, it was recorded on record that the "victim repeatedly told the defendant no and to stop. The defendant did not stop."
Kodak is ordered not to have contact with the victim or her family. Additionally, the "No Flocking" rapper is ordered not to comment on the case by print, electronic, digital or social media. If he violates the terms, his bond could be revoked.
In South Carolina, this crime carries a punishment of up to 30 years in prison. Last year, he was released on multiple charges including robbery, firearm possession and drug possession.
Kodak has become one of the hottest young rappers, appearing on tracks with French Montana and influencing the likes of Cardi B and Drake. A record label rep 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."
[Photo: Florence County Corrections Dept]