Mystikal, real name Michael Lawrence (Photo Source: Caddo Correctional Center)

Back in August, rapper Mystikal, real name  Michael Lawrence, turned himself into police on charges that he raped a woman. The incident occurred in 2016 at a Shreveport, Louisiana hotel and casino. Also implicated in the sexual assault was Averweone Holman, 26, and a woman identified as Tenichia Wafford, 42, who tried to silence the alleged victim.

On Tuesday, a grand jury formally indicted Mystical on one count each of first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping. The rapper now has a staggering bond of $3M. According to KSLA News, also indicted in the case were Holman (one count each of first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping; bond set at $3M) and Wafford (one count of obstruction of justice; bond set at $500K).

Mystikal faced charges of sexual assault from a 2003 case in which he pleaded guilty to sexual battery and extortion. He was sentenced to jail and released in 2010 on five years probation and was required to register as a sex offender in Louisiana. He was quoted as stating about his sex offender status at the time, “I don’t do the pity party thing, I have to participate in sex offender groups and stuff like that; it don’t stop your life, man …I have the same fears that most parents have, I don’t have an offense against no young kids, or nothing like that, which don’t [sic] make my offense no better, but still, protect your kids, man, protect your kids, our kids are the most important thing we have.”

Mo Barnes

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  • britishrose

    if you will rape a grown woman , you will a teen girl as well since a lot of them look 28, its hard to tell , and men are stupid they dont demand to ask age or see an iID care ,, , for one women hate giving out their age when over 30 so men are intimidated to ask , scared she may be turned off to such request , therefor a real young girl will lie bout her age and tell a man she 23 and be 15 know men dont usually push for age.. , its a no win siutation for most ….

    • Jason

      You could be correct, but I don’t think Mystikal has to rape anyone.

      • Rachel

        Rape is not about sex it’s about control.

        • Jason

          Ok, but I hope it isn’t true. I am not that quick to always blame a Black man when history has shown us that they get blamed for rape all the time. Sorry if history has given me pause to believe the allegations.

          • Rachel

            Absolutely agree with you! I hope its not either. Unfortunately he may be convicted because of his past.

      • britishrose

        a married man spent 9 years in jail for rapping a woman, his wife is pretty as beyonce, and he had a girlfriend or two , no he didnt have to rape anyone but he was a seriel rappist , he had rapped several women in a 2o year span , finnaly getting caught 2014, so what is your point?

        • Jason

          No point – I just hope the story isn’t true.

  • Miralee Mann

    How can it be rape or kidnapping when this 30 year woman been chasing then down following them for one place to the next leaving her boyfriend behind. Telling them she has an open relationship.all her moves were willing and she been planning to hang with them before this night. She did everything in her power to get in there with them. Truth will be expose. Texts never lie.

  • K.J.M

    First off where in the Sam hell have I been?
    I missed some (sic) cause I swear that pic doesn’t look like the mystikal I knew through listening to his music and videos.
    Not judging but damned…Rape Dude?
    Not once but the Second time around..like Shalimar….LOL but not Good…
    Wow
    You live
    Keep your eyes Peeled
    Learn. Up jump the mother fkng. ..bleep.