Kodak Black’s Sexual Assault Trial Scheduled For This Coming Year
Kodak Black’s trial for an alleged sexual assault has been scheduled for next year. In accordance with SC Now, Judge Thomas A. Russo held a hearing Thursday, December 6 where he set the Pompano Beach, Florida native’s trial day for sometime in April.
Russo, 12th Judicial Routine Solicitor E. L. “Ed” Clements III, and Black’s attorneys, Beattie Ashmore, and Robert E. Lee will have a conference call to put a date once the schedule of terms of the court is released.
In April 2017, Kodak was indicted over a sexual assault charge that apparently occurred at a Florence, South Carolina Comfort Inn & Suites in February 2016. He was arrested 10 months later. A new report from the Florence Country Sheriff’s Office clarifies Kodak is accused of getting physically aggressive with his accuser and forcing her to have sex with him.
According to the warrant obtained by the Sun-Sentinel in 2016 — Black apparently “forced the victim on the bed in the room and then onto the floor of the room. He then removed her underwear and licked her vagina and then put his penis into the victim’s vagina. ”
To convict the 21-year-old rapper, Clements’ office “must prove beyond a sensible doubt that Black engaged in sexual battery while either using aggravated force, or that the lady was obviously a victim of a crime like kidnapping or robbery, or that Black caused the lady to become mentally incapacitated by giving her a controlled substance. ”
If convicted, Kodak faces up to 30 years in prison.