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Gary Susman
July 19, 2002 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Mystikal once rapped on a song called ”Did I Do It.” Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police say he did. Thursday, he turned himself in on charges of aggravated rape and extortion and was released on $250,000 bond, the Associated Press reports. Also turning themselves in were the rapper’s associates, Leland Ellis and Vercy Carter. (They were not released.) The three were accused of raping a woman Mystikal said had kited a check from him.

Police tell AP that the charges stem from an incident at Mystikal’s home on July 3. The rapper (real name: Michael Tyler) allegedly called the 40-year-old woman, whom police did not name, to his home and accused her of having cashed a check drawn on his account that he had not authorized but that one of his associates with access to his checkbook had signed. According to the complaint, Tyler threatened to tell the police unless she performed oral sex on him. He then called Ellis and Carter to his house, and the three of them allegedly threatened her with violence and took turns raping her. ”During the attacks, the victim was repeatedly threatened with prosecution of the checks and great bodily harm,” the police statement read. ”The victim was allowed to leave the residence after the attacks. She was treated and released at a local hospital.”

Neither Mystikal nor Jive Records, his label, have commented on the charges. Authorities have not disclosed an arraignment date. The aggravated rape charge carries a mandatory life sentence, while the extortion charge could lead to a sentence of up to 15 years in prison.

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