Nicki Minaj’s Husband Sentenced To Probation – Billboard

Nicki Minaj’s husband was sentenced to probation and house arrest in Los Angeles on Wednesday (July 6) for failing to register as a sex offender.

Kenneth Petty, 44, was also ordered to pay a $55,000 fine as part of his sentence, which includes three years’ probation and one year of house arrest, CBS News reports, based on the US Attorney’s Office filing.

Petty pleaded guilty last year to failing to register as a sex offender in the state of California, withdrawing his initial not-guilty plea.

Earlier, in 2019, he was charged after his arrest at a traffic stop in Beverly Hills, when police discovered he had not registered as a sex offender in the state when he moved there from New York three years earlier.

As previously reported, in March 2020, Petty registered with the California Megan’s Law database, which tracks local sex offenders in California.

Though the charges were dropped by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, he faced federal charges from the Department of Justice for failing to register immediately, a requirement under the 2006 Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) .

The New York State Department has labeled Petty a level two sex offender, which puts him at moderate risk of a repeat offense after he was convicted of attempted first-degree rape in 1994, more than two decades before he met his wife. Minaj married .

Last year, Jennifer Hough, who was the 16-year-old girl who attempted to rape Petty, filed a lawsuit against Minaj and Petty, accusing the pair of “witness harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress, harassment, assault, violence, assault and sexual harassment.”

Petty and Minaj moved to California after their marriage in 2019 and have a son.

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Minaj assisted her husband. Under a 2018 Instagram post, she clapped back at those who continued to criticize Petty’s criminal past. “He was 15, she was 16… in a relationship. But go awf internet,” she wrote.

And on a 2019 episode of Minaj’s Queen Radio show on Apple Music, she told her fans, “You must cover your husband in prayer” before saying he was wrongly accused.

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