According to court docs obtained by ET, Kenneth Petty was indicted for failing to register as a sex offender in California, which was required as a result of being convicted of attempted rape in the first degree in 1995 in New York.
The U.S. Marshals confirmed on social media that Petty self-surrendered in Los Angeles on Wednesday and is in federal custody.
According to Petty’s booking sheet, also obtained by ET, after he was pulled over on Nov. 15 for a traffic stop in Beverly Hills, it was determined that he had not registered as a sex offender in California after he moved to the state from New York. Petty was arrested and released on a $20,000 bond. Petty’s next hearing is this Friday.
Petty is a level two registered sex offender in New York. He was convicted in April 1995 for attempted rape in the first degree with a 16-year-old girl, a crime committed in September 1994.
ET learned in October that the 37-year-old rapper was married after she took to Instagram to share a video that suggested she had tied the knot. A week before, Minaj opened up about wedding plans while talking with ET at the launch party for her new fashion line, Fendi Prints On.
“We got the marriage license, now I just have to wait until my pastor that I love comes and does it for us,” Minaj shared. “The big wedding and all that stuff, that will happen, but just not at this moment.”