While the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office announced on Friday (Mar. 6) that it was dropping charges against Nicki Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty for failing to register as a sex offender, that does not mean he is in the clear. Department of Justice officials revealed that Petty is still facing federal charges for the same failure to register as a sex offender offense.
According to a grand jury indictment, Petty, who was convicted of attempted rape in the first degree in 1995 in New York, was charged Feb. 25 with failure to register as a sex offender, a requirement under the 2006 Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
LADA spokesperson Greg Risling tells Billboard they dropped their charges against Petty due to the fact that he faced identical federal charges.