FLORENCE, SC (AP) – Rapper Kodak Black was given a suspended sentence Wednesday for assaulting a young girl in a South Carolina hotel room.
Black was originally charged with rape but accepted a deal and pleaded guilty to a first degree attack in the Florence County courthouse.
Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, faces a 10-year suspended sentence. He does not have to go to jail on charges while he is on parole for 18 months, media reported.
The victim in the case followed the request online, and Black spoke to her. “I apologize and I hope we can all move forward,” he said.
Black later wrote on his Twitter feed that the victim just wanted to get the case over with and “I don’t have to throw any money.”
The attack occurred in 2016 while Black was in Florence for a performance. The girl said the rapper attacked her in a hotel room after the show, bit her neck and chest, and continued even after telling him to stop, authorities said.
The girl reported the attack to a school nurse who called the police, investigators said.
Black was sentenced to three years in prison for forging documents used to buy guns from a gun shop in Miami that President Donald Trump exchanged on his last day in office. He had served about half his sentence.
Black’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, was once a nominee on Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice show. The pardon states that Kodak Black paid for schoolchildren’s notebooks, daycare deliveries and groceries for the hungry, and donated $ 50,000 to restaurants in his hometown of Pompano Beach, Florida.
Black has sold over 30 million singles since 2014 and has had several multiplatinum and platinum certified singles including “Zeze”, “No Flockin ‘” and “Roll in Peace”.