E! News can confirm the rapper’s husband is now listed in the California database of sexual offenders. Petty’s status as an offender is due to the fact that he was convicted of first-degree attempted rape in 1995.
According to court documents filed on Feb. 25 and obtained by E! News, Petty was indicted by a grand jury for failure to register as a sex offender upon his relocation to Los Angeles from New York. He plead not guilty.
The 42-year-old is currently out on $100,000 bond and awaiting his April 28 trial date. If convicted, Minaj’s husband could face up to 10-years in prison
Petty’s prior crimes include first-degree manslaughter, which he plead guilty to. He served seven years in a New York state prison and was released in 2013.