Charlamagne Tha God’s Rape Accuser Reportedly Takes Case To State Supreme Court
CHARLESTON, SC – The woman accusing Charlamagne Tha God (real name Lenard Larry McKelvey) of sexually assaulting her when she was 15-years-old has reportedly taken the case to the South Carolina Supreme Court.
According to The Blast, Jessica Reid is taking her complaints to the court’s disciplinary counsel and accusing the prosecution of improperly handling the criminal case. On Friday (July 20), Reid reportedly sent a letter to John S. Nichols, a deputy for the Supreme Court Office of Disciplinary Counsel in South Carolina.
In the letter, Reid wrote, “I am filing a claim against the prosecution because they failed to defend and promote justice. They did not even try to hold him responsible for Raping me. Instead, the State allowed McKelvey to pled guilty to Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor and agreed to dismiss the remaining charge which was Rape.”
She went on today she’s “filing a claim for negligence and misconduct of this case due to the prosecutions behavior to not defend the victim and allow justice to be served.”
The Blast also reports sources close to Reid says she’s requested the DNA samples Charlamagne provided during the initial investigation, claiming her family was never informed of the results. The family is reportedly hoping the information in the samples could help their case.
He pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor for having alcohol at a party where the alleged incident took place. Consequently, he was sentenced to three years of probation, but the charge of sexual assault was dropped.
According to legal docs obtained by The Blast, a then 22-year-old Charlamagne was accused of “willfully, unlawfully, and feloniously engage in penile/vaginal intercourse with a fifteen year old female child.”
Charlamagne pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor for having alcohol at a party where the alleged incident took place. He was sentenced to three years of probation, but the charge of sexual assault was dropped.
Now that accuser Jessica Reid is 32, she wants the criminal case re-opened. She reportedly hasn’t “been able to get over it” and wants “closure.” Reid’s mother told The Blast she was trying to protect her teenage daughter from suffering and encouraged her not to cooperate with the prosecution.
A 2001 police report from the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reportedly says Reid and a friend were brought to a short-stay Naval housing facility in Charleston, South Carolina and given a liquid that tasted like soda. The friend claims she doesn’t remember much after that but woke up to Reid naked and crying, saying she’d been raped.
After being taken to a local hospital, the staff determined a sexual assault had occurred. Reid implicated Charlamagne as the alleged attacker.
South Carolina has no statute of limitations on prosecution for criminal sexual conduct with a minor.