Rapper Kodak Black, accused of sexual assault in the Pee Dee, pleads guilty in federal weapons case

Rapper Kodak Black, accused of sexual assault in the Pee Dee, pleads guilty in federal weapons case
Kodak Black arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF/AP) – Rapper Kodak Black, who is charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault in Florence in 2016, has pleaded guilty to federal weapons charges.

According to the Associated Press, Black entered the change of plea in Miami federal court Thursday, months after he had pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors in May charged the 22-year-old rapper for crimes including falsifying information on federal forms to purchase three firearms. Prosecutors say a weapon purchased by Black was found at the scene of a South Florida shooting, the AP reported.

Authorities say he could face up to eight years in prison.

In the Pee Dee, Black is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct. He is only allowed in South Carolina for court appearances.

Solicitor Ed Clements once he’s sentenced in the Florida case, he will be in the federal prison system and then they will be able to bring him to South Carolina to face his sexual assault charge.

If convicted on the sexual assault charge, Black could face up to 30 years in prison.

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