By Onyinye Ugwu
While American rapper Nicki Minaj is basking in the euphoria of her new boyfriend Kenneth Petty, it’s public news that the man is a convicted rapist who is also a murderer. However, that isn’t deterring the musician who is already talking about marriage.
While all these are going on, TMZ has obtained terrifying details about Petty’s 1994 rape case which contains his victim’s account of the horrific incident.
Court documents show that the victim in Kenneth Petty’s rape case was a then 16-year-old who told the police that she was allegedly kidnapped before being raped. The victim told police that Petty approached her from behind in Queens, NY before he “placed a hard circular object” to her back and “made a clicking sound.” The victim convinced it was a handgun and was compelled to follow his instructions when he told her to “keep walking.”
She claimed that Petty took her to a place down the street and forced her into an upstairs bedroom with the gun still pointed to her back. When they gt upstairs. She alleged that he “laid his weight on top … pinched her sides and squeezed her neck causing her to sustain bruises and pain” before he “forced his penis” into her vagina.
As all these transpired, the victim claimed she made an attempt to leave the scene, but Petty pulled out a knife, put it against her stomach and told her that she “could not leave.” According to her, she eventually escaped after striking Petty with a plastic bottle.
Police claimed Petty questioned the reason for his arrest when he was questioned at home, asking “what am I being arrested for”, claiming that he didn’t do anything. He would eventually later admit that he slept with the girl before.
Petty was convicted of attempted rape in the first degree after reaching a plea deal, serving four years behind bars and is currently registered as a sex offender. In addition to the rape charges, Petty has also has a conviction for killing a man in 2002. At that time, he pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of a man named Lamont Robinson.
The complaint claims that on April 27, 2002, at 12:30 AM, Petty shot Robinson multiple times. Robinson was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Authorities originally charged Petty with 2nd-degree murder, but his lawyers were able to get the charge reduced to manslaughter in a plea deal.
In March 2006, Petty pleaded guilty to the manslaughter charge in exchange for a 10 year prison sentence . He was released from prison in May 2013 after serving 7 years. He was on supervised parole for 5 years, until May of this year.