Kodak Black’s sexual assault case is said to still pend despite presidential pardon granted to him.
After being pardoned by former President Donald Trump in his federal gun-related accusations, American rapper Kodak Black is supposed to be out of federal jail, but authorities in South Carolina are actually going after him in a lawsuit over sexual harassment.
Recall, the 23-year-old Florida artist was arrested in 2016 in South Carolina on a first-degree unlawful sexual activity felony charge.
Ed Clements, the 12th Circuit Attorney in Florence County, made this known to TMZ that while COVID-19 has interrupted Kodak’s case and other court hearings, prosecutors still will “aggressively” seek Black’s plea bargain or trial.
South Carolina prosecutors say that after a concert in 2016, Kodak, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, forced himself onto an 18-year-old student. According to legal records collected by TMZ, the woman alleged Black bit her throat, breast and raped her.
“Aggressively prosecute? It’s been four years. That speaks volumes. Before his federal prosecution really started, Kodak was on bond and on tour for two years. Ed is a very fair and knowledgeable lawyer, and I look forward to learning about this case with him once again. It’s been quite a time.
If sentenced, Kodak faces up to 30 years in state jail.