Rapper Kodak Black, accused of sexual assault in Pee Dee, gets prison sentence in federal weapons case
MIAMI, Fla. (AP/WMBF) - Rapper Kodak Black has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to weapons charges stemming from his arrest just before a scheduled concert performance in May.
The 22-year-old Black admitted in August that he falsified information on federal forms to buy four firearms from a Miami-area gun shop on two separate occasions.
Black also faces drug, weapons and sexual assault charges in other states.
In Florence, Black is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct. He is only allowed in South Carolina for court appearances.
Solicitor Ed Clements previously said that once Black is 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.
Black is a Florida native who was born to Haitian American parents as Dieuson Octave and who now goes by the legal name of Bill Kapri.
He was arrested during a Miami-area hip-hop festival in May that was marred by several violent incidents.
The rapper is known for songs such as "ZeZe" and "Roll in Peace.”
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