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Popular rapper charged with criminal sexual conduct in Florence

Popular hip hop recording artist Kodak Black, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, is being held in the Florence County Detention Center Tuesday morning on charges of criminal sexual conduct first degree. (Florence County Detention Center. WPDE background)

Popular hip hop recording artist Kodak Black, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, is being held in the Florence County Detention Center Tuesday morning on charges of criminal sexual conduct first degree, according to the detention center's website.

Octave, 19, was extradited to Florence on Monday from Florida.

A Florence County Sheriff's Office incident report says the assault happened back in February while Octave was in Florence for a show at the Treasure City nightclub.

He's accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl, who first reported it to her school nurse in Richland County. The school resource officer got involved and made the Florence County Sheriff's Office aware of the allegations.

The report says Octave sexually assaulted the girl at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Florence County.

It says the girl and a friend went to the hotel and was hanging out with Octave and another person in a room.

The girl and Octave then went into a separate room, according to the police report.

It says, "The subject known as "Kodak Black" pushed her into wall then down onto the couch in the room. Attempted several times to get him to stop by telling him "no" and pushing him off of her."

The reports says the girl was screaming for help and that's when Octave pushed her onto the bed and continued the assault.

The report says, "The subject removed her underwear and put her on the floor. And was biting her on the neck. He bit her on the right breast and licked her."

The girl continued to tell Octave no, but he continued to assault her saying that he could not help himself according to the report.

At that point, the report says, he "had sexual intercourse with her. She said that when the assault was over that she left the room and the hotel with her friend and went home."

Twelfth Circuit Solicitor Ed Clements talked with Octave's attorney Tuesday afternoon, but didn't release the details of the conversation.

Clements said Octave will be treated just like any other suspect accused of a crime.

"We have to seek justice. Part of that is making sure that the defendant has their rights protected. And we gone treat him just like we would anybody else. We gone protect his rights. And give him a fair adjudication of his charges," said Clements.

A bond hearing is expected to be held later this week for Octave.

Clements said if he's convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison.

No word on when a trial date will be set.

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