Charlamagne Tha God is innocent in the eyes of the court as it relates to the 17-year-old rape case his accuser hoped to have reopened.
The District Attorney in Berkely County, South Carolina concluded county officials are legally required to accept the plea deal reached between “The Breakfast Club” host and the officials in 2001, which saw him take the contributing to the delinquency of a minor charge, according to The Blast.
“The State allowed Mr. McKelvey to plead guilty to Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor and agreed to dismiss the remaining charge,” Ninth District Solicitor Scarlett Wilson noted in a statement released July 12. She added “The State’s prosecution has ended and the dismissed charge against Mr. McKelvey will not be resurrected. The law presumes that Mr. McKelvey is innocent of the dismissed allegation.”
Wilson added the case couldn’t be “resurrected” even though technology has advanced since 2001 and that the “victim’s absence and lack of evidence available at the time” led to a plea deal.
A report emerged July 10 that Jessica Reid, who was 15 at the time of the alleged crime, wanted to reopen her case against Charlamagne to get closure. Her filing alleged the radio DJ “willfully, unlawfully, and feloniously [engaging] in penile/vaginal intercourse with a 15-year-old female child.”
During the case, where a 22-year-old Charlamange was initially charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, Reid’s mother prohibited her from cooperating while Charlamagne provided blood and DNA samples. His charges were lessened and he was sentenced 3 years probation.
Since then, the radio personality, whose real name is Lenard McKelvey, has had a petition launched against him to have him fired from his iHeart Radio show and partnered with a team of attorneys to protect his reputation. The Blast reported Saturday, July 21 that Reid has taken the case to the South Carolina Supreme Court, accusing the prosecution of improperly handling the criminal case. Reid is looking to file an official complaint against the prosecution for giving Charlamagne the ability to take a plea deal and dismissing the initial charge.
Reid, who sources said is also requesting Charlamagne’s DNA samples, claimed being “traumatized” after the alleged incident meant she was “uncooperative” during the case and blames the prosecutor for not taking “responsibility” of defending her.