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jury on Tuesday with one count of first-degree rape, and one count of
second-degree kidnapping after being connected to a 2016 assault in a
A DNA evidence in August was said to have linked him to the rape case,
soon after an arrest warrant was issued for the New Orleans rapper
nearly 14 years after his previous rape conviction.
According to KSLA News, the 46-year-old rapper, born Michael Lawrence
Tyler, who was among one of three people allegedly involved in the
assault was arrested and charged last month after he turned himself in
to the authorities. His bond is set at $3million. Others indicted were
Averweone Darnell Holman, 26, and Tenichia Monieck Wafford, 42.
Holman received a similar ruling as Mystikal and has a $3 million
bail. As for Wafford, she was slammed with one count of obstruction of
justice. Her bond is set at $500,000.
Mystikal who is not new to crimes pleaded guilty to sexual battery and
extortion charges in 2003, and served in prison until January 2010.
Later, he also pleaded guilty to two federal misdemeanor counts of
failing to file tax returns on a total of $1.7 million he earned in
1998 and 1999. A judge allowed him to serve the federal sentence
concurrently with the state at the David Wade Correctional Center in
north Louisiana, near Homer.
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