Kodak Black’s problems just seem to be getting worse. The Florida rapper thought he escaped prison time after a judge sentenced him to house arrest and probation last week for charges that carried a maximum 55-year sentence.
But before the “No Flockin” rapper was released, authorities discovered he had two active warrants.
Kodak is facing another felony charge that could land him in a prison for a very long time. Kodak, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, is accused of committing sexual battery at a hotel in Florence, South Carolina, according to the Sun-Sentinel. The crime carries a maximum of 30 years in prison.
The night of Feb. 7, Kodak allegedly engaged in the sexual battery of the victim at a Comfort Suites Hotel in Florence, SC, Major Michael M. Nunn, a spokesman for the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, told the Sun-Sentinel in an email.
Kodak performed at Club Compound a night prior for Francis Marion University’s homecoming.
Drew Brown, promoter and owner of We On Ent., a South Carolina entertainment company, booked Kodak for the show.
“About 1,200 to 1,300 people came out to see him,” Brown said.
In South Carolina, a criminal sexual conduct charge can occur in a number of ways. A victim can reportedly be forced to have sex through aggravated force, during a kidnapping or while physically helpless due to the influence of a controlled substance.
Kodak’s attorney, Gary Kollin, declined to comment on the case.
Kodak Black was recently transferred from Broward Main Jail to St. Lucie County Jail to face two misdemeanor charges of marijuana, according to Sun-Sentinel.
These two warrants were discovered just as Kodak was awaiting his release from jail last week.
Kodak was sentenced to once year of house arrest and five years of probation after he pleaded no contest to numerous charges, including robbery false imprisonment, fleeing a law enforcement officer and possession of a firearm by a delinquent.
The plea deal allowed Kodak to escape being tainted as a convicted felon. He also would’ve been allowed to tour internationally.
Kodak was ordered to community service, anger management and community control supervision.
Kodak’s Atlantic Records family was present at the hearing on Tuesday in support.
Michael Kushner, executive vice president of legal at Atlantic Records, testified on behalf of Kodak.
“He’s only at the very beginning of a very promising career,” he said, according to XXL Mag. “It is our hope that the court will agree that he be given the opportunity to turn his life around.”
This isn’t Kodak’s first arrest. In 2015, Kodak was arrested after allegedly forcing several people into a car after he accused someone of breaking into his house.
He was later released on bond, but then arrested once again in April 2016 after police observed him in a drug deal in Hallandale Beach. Kodak then led police on a car chase, ditching a gun in a dumpster before his arrest.
When accepting the plea deal, Judge Lisa Porter had this to say to Kodak:
“I will give you an opportunity, Mr. Octave, to prove yourself here, and be a productive member of society. What happens from here on out is up to you.”
Kodak Black’s mom, Marcelene Octave, openly expressed her excitement after the hearing.
“I love you, baby boy!” she said to Kodak while exiting the courtroom.