Mystikal Charged With First-Degree Rape In Louisiana

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22:  Mystikal attends the 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on August 22, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for BMI)

Mystikal Charged With First-Degree Rape In Louisiana

His bond has been set at $2 million.

Published August 19, 2017

Mystikal is once again facing rape allegations.

The Shreveport, Louisiana Police Department has charged the New Orleans rapper with sexual assault, according to local sources.

Born Michael Lawrence, Mystikal was on police’s radar for an incident that is alleged to have happened on October 22, 2016 in a downtown Shreveport casino.

Investigators reportedly collected evidence at the scene linked to Mystikal and 26-year-old Averweone Holman. The later was arrested in Killeen, Texas on Friday (August 18) by U.S. Marshalls. A third person, 42-year-old Tenichia Wafford of Harker Heights, Texas, is also being sought after by law enforcement.

Police claim Wafford attempted to persuade the victim to retract her story and faces a charge of accessory after the fact to first-degree rape. Her bond has been set at $200,000.

A $2 million bond has been set for both Mystikal and Holman as each face one count of first degree rape.

Mystikal had previously spent six years in prison for sexual battery before being released in 2010. He signed to Cash Money Records the following year.

Written by Paul Meara

(Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for BMI)


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