LOS ANGELES — The husband of rapper Nicki Minaj was sentenced Wednesday to one year of home confinement for failing to register as a sex offender, a representative of the federal prosecutor’s office said.
Kenneth Petty was also sentenced to three years of probation and fined $55,000, according to the representative for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. The office had no further comment.
He was required to register as a sex offender after being convicted of first-degree attempted rape in New York in 1995, when he was 16, according to court documents.
Petty moved to California in July 2019, and during a traffic stop in Beverly Hills authorities learned he had not registered, officials said. He was indicted in March 2020.
Prosecutors argued that he knowingly failed to register after moving to California. They also wrote that home confinement would not be appropriate, citing a six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home in Calabasas with a pool.
source: NBC News