The US Marshals took Petty into detention after surrendering to federal authorities on Wednesday after relocating from New York for failure to register as a sex offender in the state of California.
On Wednesday, March 4, Nicki Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender in California, the United States, the marshals confirmed. He then faced a judge and pled not guilty. And according to TMZ’s story, authorities wanted Kenneth to be put on house arrest, but instead, he was required to wear an ankle monitor and now he’s got a curfew.
He’s already surrendered his passport and his travel to Southern California will be constrained. In fact, he “can not use drugs, including marijuana from legal dispensaries in L.A. He is set to hold another hearing for March 23, “TMZ says.
As per the reports by TMZ, Petty’s legal problems began in November after being pulled over by the Beverly Hills Police Department during a traffic stop. At that time, officials determined that Petty was a registered sex offender in the state of New York but he had not registered in California, the outlet reported.
While each state has its own rules for registration, California is a state that mandates registration. However, if a sex offender changes homes, he or she must register with the law enforcement agency that has authority over their home within five working days, according to Megan’s Law of California. In July 2019 Kenneth had moved to California.
Kenneth’s criminal history includes a 1995 prosecution for first-degree attempted rape, which stems from an altercation with a 16-year-old girl in 1994, according to documents published by a daily earlier today. He imprisoned for the crime for years in New York state custody and was required to register in the state as a sex offender.
Nicki and Kenneth became public with their relationship in late 2018 after that December she made their relationship Instagram official.