Louisiana rapper Mystikal was arrested on rape and false imprisonment charges Sunday, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Mystikal, 51, whose real name is Michael Tyler, is facing charges of first-degree rape, simple robbery, domestic abuse battery, false imprisonment and simple criminal damage to property.
Deputies responded to an area hospital late Saturday night in reference to a sexual assault, Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre said. Upon interviewing the victim, who sustained minor injuries during the attack, Mystikal was identified as a suspect.
“He was arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail,” Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Donovan Jackson said. “This is an ongoing investigation. Further details may be limited at this time.”
Mystikal is awaiting arraignment at Ascension Parish Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.
An attorney for the entertainer said a bail hearing had been set for Tuesday.
“Our investigation into the facts has just begun, but we expect Mystikal will be granted bail,” attorney Roy Maughan said.