New Orleans rapper Mystikal arrested for rape will stay in jail; judge denies bond. The rapper, previously convicted for sexual assault, is charged with first-degree rape, false imprisonment and other charges.
Michael “Mystikal” Tyler was taken into custody by Ascension Parish Sheriff’s near Donaldsonville, Louisiana, a suburban area outside of Baton Rouge, according to The Advocate. They apprehended the rapper after speaking with a sexual assault victim at a nearby hospital late Saturday night.
In a bond hearing Tuesday afternoon, an Ascension Parish judge determined Tyler will be held without a bond. The rapper shook his head in disagreement often during the hearing, especially as a detective described the alleged rape.
“We’re extremely disappointed that the judge decided he needed to hold Mr. Tyler without bond,” said Roy Maughan, Tyler’s attorney.
The victim said she began looking all over Tyler’s home for the missing money, hoping it would calm him down. During the search, she told deputies she stumbled upon a “crystalline substance” in a drawer, which investigators believe may have been meth.
Tyler has been convicted of sex crimes stemming from financial issues in the past. In 2003, the Louisiana native was arrested over a 2002 incident in which he forced his hairstylist to perform sex acts on him and two of his bodyguards in his then-Baton Rouge apartment after he accused her of stealing money from him.