Mystikal is refused a bond after being accused of rape and false imprisonment

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Following Mystikal’s arrest on Tuesday for allegedly raping a lady and holding her against her will at his house in the Baton Rouge area last weekend, a judge in Louisiana refused the rapper’s request for release.

The Ascension Parish jail received a booking for According to The Advocate, Mystikal, actual name Michael Tyler, on July 31 for first-degree rape, felony domestic abuse battery by strangulation, simple robbery, and simple criminal damage to property. Authorities charged Tyler with five more narcotics offences after searching his residence. While awaiting trial, the rapper from Shake It Fast will remain in detention.

State District Judge Steven Tureau ruled against providing bond, citing the nature of the conduct and the 51-year-old rapper’s prior criminal record as compelling reasons. Following an incident in 2004 in which he sexually abused his hairstylist, Tyler is a lifetime registered sex offender. He received a six-year prison term and was freed in 2010. The rapper was charged with rape once more in 2017, but the case was dismissed in 2020 due to a lack of evidence.

Sheriff’s Detective Garrett Keith stated during the hearing on Tuesday that the woman visited Tyler’s house on the evening of July 30 to talk about an alleged financial agreement the two had struck. According to the Associated Press, Keith reported that the woman claimed Tyler’s behavior abruptly altered, choking her, snatching her keys, and yanking her hair. He later expressed regret and started praying with the woman before dousing her with rubbing alcohol to drive away evil spirits. Following this strange episode, Keith testified that the woman claimed Tyler had sexually assaulted her and that a medical check had revealed injuries consistent with such an attack.

Roy Maughan Jr., Tyler’s lawyer, asserts his client’s innocence and mentioned on Tuesday that the alleged victim had been seeing the musician since the late 1990s. After the hearing, Maughan told reporters, “I just don’t think that’s in Mr. Tyler to do that.” In order to minimize the harm caused by this, we must inform promoters that he will not be available. We must also contact them.

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