Kodak Black Charged with Rape of High School Student in South Carolina
The rapper faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.
Kodak Black has been formally presented charges of raping a high school student by a South Carolina prosecutor.
According to a report from The State, the charges stem from an attack that took place at a hotel after a 2016 show in Florence. Black was arrested in February of that year, but let out on $100,000 bail. The victim did not immediately report her assault. Instead, she told her school nurse, who reported the attack to a school officer that relayed the account to law enforcement. Black has cooperated with the investigation, submitting swabs for the rape kit.
In an interview on Thursday, 12th Circuit Solicitor, Ed Clements, confirmed the victim was not a minor at the time of the attack and that the court was “slowly but steadily moving toward a disposition.” If convicted, the rapper faces up to 30 years in prison. He’ll likely stand trial this summer or early fall.