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Mystikal, 51, whose real name is Michael Tyler, faces charges of first-degree rape, simple robbery, domestic abuse battery, false imprisonment, and superficial criminal damage to property.
Mystikal is 51 years old.
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Mystikal, a New Orleans-based rapper, has been charged with sexual assault for the third time.
The Grammy Award nominee, 51, was arrested over the weekend after Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) responded to a nearby hospital’s report of a sexual assault survivor at around midnight the night before to a release from APSO.
According to NBC News, the woman suffered minor injuries in the alleged attack.
After investigators identified him as a suspect, Mystikal now faces charges of first-degree rape, simple robbery, domestic abuse, battery – strangulation, false imprisonment, and superficial criminal damage to property. The investigation is ongoing.
“[There is] a bail hearing at 3 tomorrow. We expect he will be released later in the week. Once he is we will begin our investigation of the allegations. There has been little opportunity to discuss them in detail thus far,” his attorney, Roy Maughan, tells PEOPLE in a statement.
Mystikal (born Michael Lawrence Tyler) previously pleaded guilty to sexual battery and extortion in a 2003 deal after being charged with aggravated rape. He was accused of coercing his hairstylist into engaging in sex acts with himself and two bodyguards.
According to BBC News, the Tarantula artist was sentenced to six years in federal prison. Reuters reported that he was released in 2010 and forced to register as a sex offender in Louisiana.
According to the Associated Press, Mystikal was also indicted in 2017 on separate rape and kidnapping charges and spent 18 months in jail before being released on a $3 million bond. The charges against him were dropped after a second grand jury declined to bring an indictment, per the outlet.