Mystikal indicted on rape charges

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A Louisiana grand jury indicted rapper Mystikal on first-degree rape charges this week.

The New Orleans Advocate reports that if he is found guilty, he could face a life sentence.

Sheriff’s deputies accuse Mystikal, born Michael Tyler, of attacking a woman at his Louisiana home on July 30 following a financial dispute. He’s also been charged with criminal damage to property, false imprisonment, domestic abuse battery by strangulation, simple robbery and numerous drug possession accusations.

Mystikal previously pleaded guilty to sexual battery and extortion in 2003 and was sentenced to six years in state prison.

In 2017, the 51-year-old MC was charged with first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping. Unable to post bond, he spent 18 months in jail. The charges were eventually dropped due to lack of evidence.

Mystikal, a two-time Grammy nominee, hit number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart in 2001 with “Danger (Been So Long)” featuring Nivea.

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