Reports: Rapper Nelly arrested on rape charge in Washington


Reports: Rapper Nelly arrested on rape charge in Washington

Rapper Nelly was arrested in Auburn, Wash., early Saturday morning after a woman accused him of raping her on his tour bus, Seattle Fox affiliate station, andreport.

KCPQ, known locally as Q13Fox, reported that the woman, who met the rapper at his Friday show at Auburn's White River Ampitheatre, called police around 3:45 a.m. PT.   


They told the TV station that the incident occurred on the rapper's tour bus while it was parked behind a Walmart store, about 20 minutes away from the venue where he'd played with Florida Georgia Line hours earlier.         

FoxQ13 reporter Brandi Kuse said Nelly, whose legal name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., was booked into the SCORE (South Correctional Entity) jail in Des Moines, Wash., at 6:29 a.m. PT.         

He was charged with second-degree rape, indicating force was used or the victim was incapable of consent due to being physically helpless, mentally incapacitated or developmentally disabled.         

However, his name had been removed from the   jail's inmate roster by 9:30 a.m. PT.      

The jail and Auburn Police did not immediately respond to USA TODAY's request for comment, nor did Nelly's representatives.

The St. Louis-bred rapper is on tour with country duo Florida Georgia Live and is scheduled to play in Ridgeland, Wash., on Saturday.         


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