We reported a while back that #KodakBlack is facing sexual assault charges in #SouthCarolina where he was accused of raping a high school student at a hotel in February 2016.
Now prosecutors are eyeing a summer trial in the case because Kodak is currently on tour. According to #TheState, 12th Circuit Solicitor Ed Clements said Kodak will likely have to return to South Carolina in either the summer or early fall.
“I’m hoping to get it up for disposition by then,” Clements said, after announcing that the trial that was tentatively scheduled for this month was continued to the later date.
Kodak was arrested on the sexual assault charge in November 2016. The girl did not immediately report the assault to law enforcement but she did tell a nurse at her Richland County high school, who informed the school resource officer before the information was eventually brought to the attention of the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, WPDE reports.
Clements told The State that the girl was not a minor when the crime occurred.
According to the arrest warrant, Kodak Black allegedly forced the girl onto the bed, then the floor where he committed sexual battery, although she “repeatedly told the defendant no and to stop. The defendant did not stop.” He also allegedly bit the girl on the “neck and her right breast,” injuries that were documented in a rape kit.
The hip hop star was released on a $100,000 bond, WPDE reported.
After he was released, Kodak Black agreed to be swabbed and the prosecutor’s office has his DNA, Clements said.
“We are slowly but steadily moving toward a disposition,” said Clements. “I want to do justice for the victim, whatever that takes.”
Clements said Kodak could face a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison if convicted, but there are several lesser sentences he could face related to the same criminal sexual conduct charge.