Kodak Black has pleaded guilty in sexual assault of a teenage girl.
The rapper, was sentenced to 18 months probation for first-degree assault and battery during a hearing in Florence, South Carolina on Wednesday (April 28), according to News reports.
He was facing up to 30 years in state prison. As part of the conditions of his sentence, he must apologize to the victim, take full accountability for what happened, and enroll in counseling.
Kodak Black issued an apology to the victim in court. “I apologize this happened. I’m hopeful we can all move forward. I wish her the best in her life,” he said.
His legal team has also released a statement. “Today Bill Kapri took a plea to the legal charge of assault, a non-sex offense, and received 18 months probation,” said his lawyers. “This was a change of charge from the original charge. Having consistently denied these 5-year-old allegations, he entered this plea in order to resolve the matter.”