Details Of Kenneth “Zoo” Petty’s Rape Incident Uncovered
After much speculation from Barbz and sugarcoating from Nicki herself, The Blast has uncovered the original court records from Kenneth Petty‘s 1994 rape case. Previously, Nicki Minaj wrote, “he was 15 she was 16…in a relationship but go awf, internet. y’all can’t run my life. y’all can’t even run y’all own life. Thank you boo.” BUT, here are the actual horrifying details of the incident, as written in a court document:
The female victim told police that on September 16, 1994 in Queens, NY, she was walking down the street when Petty came up behind her and “placed a hard circular object” against her back and “made a clicking sound.” The victim believed Petty had a handgun against her body, and he instructed her to “keep walking.”
The two walked to an address down the street, and she claims Petty forced her upstairs into his bedroom by pushing her from behind with what she believed to be a handgun.
Once inside Petty’s room, the victim claimed he “laid his weight on top … pinched her sides and squeezed her neck causing her to sustain bruises and pain.” She then claimed Petty “forced his penis” into her vagina.
The victim claims she tried to escape, but Petty “brandished a knife” and held it against her stomach, telling her “she could not leave.” The victim claims she eventually struck Petty with a plastic bottle and escaped.
She reported the incident to police, and that same day they responded to Petty’s home and arrested him. Police claim he questioned, “what am I being arrested for,” while claiming, “I didn’t do anything.”
When the girl was brought up, Petty told police he had not seen her that day, but then claimed he had seen her at the bus stop and had a conversation with her. He says after speaking with the girl, he just went home and fell asleep, but also admitted he had slept with the girl before.
The court file goes on to say that Zoo was charged with 5 crimes, rape in the 1st degree, sexual abuse in the 1st degree, unlawful imprisonment in the 2nd degree, assault in the 2nd degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the 4th degree. He later pled down and was convicted of attempted rape in the 1st degree, and served 4 years in prison.
Does this clarify things for the curious folks?