Rapper Mystical was arrested over the weekend and charged with a range of crimes, including rape and false imprisonment.
Sheriff’s Office in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, Told The 52-year-old rapper, real name Michael Tyler, was arrested on Sunday, July 31, and is currently being held without bond. His charges include first-degree rape, domestic abuse battery (strangulation), false imprisonment, simple robbery, and simple criminal damage to property.
Just before midnight, on July 30, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office said that the deputy “responded to a regional hospital with reference to the sexual assault. Detectives interviewed the victim who was injured during the attack.” Tyler was eventually identified as a suspect.
The investigation is still ongoing. Reps didn’t return immediately for Tyler Rolling stoneComment request.
Tyler has faced sexual assault allegations twice before. In 2004, after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting his hairstylist, he was sentenced to six years in prison and had to register as a sex offender upon his release in 2010. In 2017, he turned himself in to officers and was accused of rape. The alleged incident a year ago in Shreveport, Louisiana. While Mystical spent several years in prison again, until he was able to post bond, charges were eventually dropped In the absence of evidence in 2020