Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine could be facing up to three years in prison and possibly have to register as a sex offender due to his sexual misconduct case.
Prosecutors say the rainbow-haired rapper violated a sweetheart plea deal he took in 2015 by getting re-arrested twice. The “FEFE” rapper, born Daniel Hernandez, appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court with four bodyguards on Thursday. The rapper was reportedly supposed to be sentenced to three years’ probation for allegedly posting a video of him and a friend molesting a 13-year-old girl three years ago. At the time. Hernandez pleaded guilty in exchange for no jail time but agreed not to get re-arrested.
However, prosecutor Sara Weiss asked Justice Felician Mennin to throw out the deal after Tekashi was arrested in Texas last January for choking a teen fan and got arrested again in May for assaulting a cop in Brooklyn.
“It’s the people’s position he should be sentenced two to three years,” she told the judge.
Along with prison, the D.A. wants the rapper to register as a sex offender. However, Tekashi claims that he was also a minor when the incident occurred.
But officials remain adamant that he should be “sentenced as an adult for the crime he committed against a child and accept the consequences of that conviction, including registration under the Sexual Offender Registration Act.”
According to TheBlast, the letter to the judge by prosecutors says,
“Defendant has had over two years to demonstrate to this Court that the role he played in the sexual exploitation of a thirteen-year-old child was an aberration in his otherwise law abiding life. He has failed to do so.”
Tekashi’s defense lawyers Ian Niles and Lance Lazzaro asked the judge for more time to respond to the prosecutor’s allegations. The judge set a return court date on Oct. 2 where Tekashi will learn his fate.
The “GUMMO” rapper reportedly wore a navy and neon yellow tracksuit and declined to comment as he left the courthouse with his bodyguards, PageSix reports.
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