Mystikal Reportedly Pleads Not Guilty To Rape And Kidnapping Allegations


After reports surfaced of rapper Mystikal being indicted on rape and kidnapping charges, his bond was set at $3 million. Now, the New Orleans native—born Michael Tyler—has pleaded not guilty to second-degree kidnapping, and first-degree rape.

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Tyler and another suspect were indicted in September for an incident that took place in October 2016. The assault allegedly happened outside of a casino in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Mind of Mystikal artist was initially in town for the “Legends Of Southern Hip Hop Tour.”

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However, this is isn’t the first time Tyler had issues with the law in relation to sexual assault. From 2003-2010 he served a prison sentence for sexual battery and extortion. After his release, he reportedly served five years of probation and was mandated to register as a sex offender in Louisiana. He is currently being held at Cado Correctional Center.

According to KSLA, the district attorney’s office stated Tyler is planning to file a motion for a bond reduction at his next hearing on Jan. 18. Another woman has also been indicted in conjunction with the case for obstruction of justice.