The road to freedom just got a little bit rockier for the Project Baby…
The South Florida rapper Kodak Black, born Dieuson Octave, is currently in the midst of a serious legal battle in South Carolina, where Octave has been accused of sexually attacking a woman in a hotel room on February 9th.
According to the Sun Sentinal, the recently-released arrest warrant notes that Octave is stated to have “forced the victim onto the bed in the room and then onto the floor of the room,” where he then “removed the victim’s underwear” and attacked her orally and then penetrated her. The warrant also states that the unnamed victim “repeatedly told the defendant no and to stop. The defendant did not stop.”
The charges originally came about while Octave standing trial in Florida for an October 2015 in Pompano Beach, where he was accused of forcing several people into a car after he suspected somebody of breaking into his house. Released on bond, he was then arrested in April in Hallandale Beach in connection with a suspected drug deal. Kodak Black pleaded no contest to the charges of robbery, false imprisonment, fleeing a law enforcement officer and possession of a firearm by a delinquent during an August 16th hearing, where he was sentenced to a year of house arrest and five years of probation. As he was about to be released from the Broward jail, deputies discovered outstanding warrants from South Carolina and St. Lucie County. He was sentenced to 120 days in the St. Lucie county jail, a sentence that eventually was shortened by six days for time served.
Kodak Black’s lawyers Gary Kollin and Allan Zamren released a statement on Monday saying “[w]e are firmly convinced that he will be vindicated in that charge and shortly be set free…He’s looking forward to getting to South Carolina so he can go on with his life and career.”
No specific date set for the South Carolina trial, however it was stated that it could be between 6 months and a year before he see’s a judge.
If convicted the Octave could serve up to 30 years in prison. Don’t want to speculate but it’s looking like there’s still quite a bit of work cut out for the 2016 XXL Freshman list member.