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Cash Out Indicted for Rape, Sex Trafficking

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Cash Out has been indicted in Atlanta on charges including rape and sex trafficking.

According to a report by local Atlanta news station WSB-TV published on Wednesday (April 13), Cash Out, born John Michael Hakeem Gibson, is the central figure of a six-person indictment totaling 41 charges. The rapper reportedly personally faces 13 charges including sex trafficking, rape, aggravated sodomy and racketeering.

“The most troubling aspect of this case is that women have been victimized and brutalized within our community by people who had a chance to do something else with their lives,” Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis tells the news outlet. “He’s a very talented musical performer. Unfortunately, he didn’t stay in that business, and he branched off to the business that finds him under indictment.”

The DA accuses Cash Out of using his status as a rapper to lure women into prostitution via social media, and alleges he used two Atlanta locations to commit the crimes he’s charged with. In one instance, he’s accused of beating a woman with a belt. The rapper is currently in custody of the Fulton County Police.

Fulton County deputy district attorney Earnell Winfrey says Cash Out pleaded not guilty to most of these allegations. However, the new indictment includes additional charges such as racketeering. One of Cash Out’s co-defendants have reportedly been charged with pointing a gun at a victim, while another is also being charged with rape and the same gun-related charge. According to Winfrey, Cash Out is facing 25 years to life in prison if found guilty.

On Thursday (April 14), the “Cashin Out” rapper posted a message on his Instagram Story that appears to address his current situation in the form of the Bible verses.

“The Lord says I am the one who strengthens you,” Cash Out’s message reads. “Why should you fear mortals who are no more enduring than grass. Have you forgotten the lord who made you? Who stretched out the heavens and laid the earths foundations? Why should you live in constant fear of the fury of those who oppress you of those who are ready to destroy you? Their fury can no longer touch you. Those who are prisoners will soon be set free and be even more prosperous.”

The post ended with the message, “#FREECASHOUT.”

XXL has reached out to Cash Out’s team and the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office for comment.

cash out post message on his Instagram Story

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