According to court documents, 44-year-old Kenneth Petty has failed to register as a sex offender since moving to the Golden State with Minaj in 2019, insider informed of.
The law says he must register whenever he proceeds after the attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl who attacked him in 1994 New York City,
“After pleading guilty to earlier attempted rape, the defendant knowingly failed to register as a sex offender upon moving to California,” prosecutors said in a recent filing.
‘time of’ [the] Respondent’s omission in registration is concerned, given that it happened when [the] The defendant began dating his wife, quit the job, moved to Los Angeles, and adopted an affluent lifestyle.’
Paytm is due to appear at a sentencing hearing on July 6, where prosecutors also argued that he should pay a $55,000 fine.
Federal prosecutors are seeking to sentence Nicki Minaj’s (right) husband, Kenneth Petty (left), to 15 months in prison and a $55,000 fine for failing to register as a sex offender. The couple moved to California in 2019 and had a baby boy the following year
Patty was required to register to move to California in 2020 after a 1995 attempt to rape the then 16-year-old Jennifer Huff (pictured) for attempted rape. The victim has sued Petty for allegedly bribing her to withdraw her testimony and trying to harass her
Minaj repeatedly insisted that Petty had been wrongfully convicted and claimed that the victim, Jennifer Hough, now 43, had planned to write a letter to a judge recounting her statements.
Huff denied the claims and filed suit against the couple, saying they tried to pay her $500,000 to retract her 1995 testimony and allegedly threatened her and her family if she refused.
The lawsuit, which was dropped from Minaj in January, seeks unspecified damages, and Petty alleges harassment, witness intimidation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Tyrone Blackburn, an attorney representing Huff, did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
Neither did Minaj and Petty’s representatives.
Petty was arrested in March 2020 for failing to register as a sex offender in California
Like Petty and Minaj, Jennifer grew up in a South Jamaican neighborhood in Queens, where she was raised by a woman who adopted her as an infant, she told daily animal,
She was 16 when the alleged assault took place on September 16, 1994, after Petty approached her while she was on her way to school.
According to court records, Paytm allegedly came after her, pressed an object in her back and asked her to ‘keep walking’ to take her home. the blast,
Once they arrived, Petty forced her upstairs and began raping her at knifepoint, before he managed to escape by hitting her with a bottle, records state.
Jennifer immediately reported the incident and went to the hospital for a check-up. When she returned home she said her adoptive mother told her: ‘Sorry, you were raped, but you should have screamed.’
Paytm denied Jennifer’s allegations when she was arrested, telling investigators: ‘I didn’t do anything.’
Her parents told Jennifer’s mother that the teens were dating, she said, even though she insists they weren’t.
‘I think I always felt like people wanted me to be a liar,’ Jennifer told the Daily Beast in March.
Petty was eventually convicted in 1995 of four counts: attempted rape in the first degree, assault of the second degree, unlawful confinement of the second degree, and criminal possession of a weapon.
He was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to register as a sex offender for life.
The victim first came out with her dangerous allegations in an interview with the Daily Beast in March, using her maiden name Jennifer.
Minaj and her husband Kenneth Petty, pictured in February 2020 before their arrest in California, were charged with harassing a woman who attempted rape by Petty in 1995.
Minaj repeatedly insisted that her husband was wrongfully convicted. He denied claims that he had tried to bribe and threaten Huff.
Minaj reportedly started dating Patty after coming out of prison when she was 21 and he was just 16.
He came back behind bars in 2006 after pleading guilty to murder in the shooting death of Lamont Robinson. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and given seven sentences before being released in 2013.
In 2019, he married Minaj and the couple moved to California. They had a child together the following year.
Federal prosecutors said Petty has been consistently informed of the need to register as a sex offender since his release from prison in 1999.
“The defendant has been completing sex offender registration documents for nearly 20 years,” prosecutors wrote in a recent filing.
‘Over the course of two decades, he was repeatedly warned that if he moved to another state, it was his responsibility to comply with any local, city, state, federal or international laws regarding registration.’