Rapper Carlos Coy jailed 45 years for rape
HOUSTON: A jury sentenced Houston rap musician Carlos Coy, professionally known as South Park Mexican, to 45 years in prison for sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl.
The 31-year-old could have received up to life in prison from the same jury that convicted him May 18 of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Coy testified that he did not assault the girl, who was at Coy's home to spend a night with his daughter last Labour Day weekend. He also told jurors that children in seven other sexual assault cases against him had been swayed by a prosecution request for victims to come forward. Many of them lied on the stand, he said.
Coy co-founded Houston-based Dope House Records. His latest album was released this month. —DTR