Kodak Black Extradited From Florida to South Carolina Jail
The legal saga for Kodak Black continues.
The rapper was recently transferred from the St. Lucie County Jail on Monday to face a sex charge in South Carolina, reports the Sun Sentinel. The 19 year-old rapper faces a charge of criminal sexual conduct in Florence, South Carolina, and appeared in an extradition hearing on Nov. 21, where a judge approved his transfer.
Black avoided wha could have been a lengthy prison sentence back in August when a judge gave him a chance to redeem himself, sentencing him to house arrest and clearing the way for his immediate release. He'd previously spent months in a Broward Count Jail but the judge cited his potential as a hip-hop star in explaining his decision to give him a chance. However, as was reported, just as he was about to be released, two warrants were found—one involving a misdemeanor drug-related case (he was sentenced to serve 120 days on a marijuana charge) in St. Lucie County, and the other, a sex charge from South Carolina, so he's remained in jail.
However, the rapper's lawyers maintain his innocence, and say that he's been in good spirits. He recently released an introspective song, "Jail House Blues" that he recorded while in jail and also endorsed Hillary Clinton during her campaign run.
If found guilty, a criminal sexual conduct charge can carry a punishment of up to 30 years in prison.