Prosecutors don’t want Tekashi 6ix9ine’s child sex case discussed at gang trial
Prosecutors are trying to keep cooperating witness Tekashi 6ix9ine looking as squeaky clean as possible for his testimony in an upcoming gang trial — meaning they want to keep jurors from hearing about his conviction for posting child porn.
In a filing addressed to Manhattan federal court judge Paul Engelmeyer, prosecutors ask the judge to bar defense attorneys from bringing up the skeevy conduct during the looming trial of Tekashi’s associates, Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack and Anthony “Harv” Ellison, saying the conviction is “totally irrelevant” to the rainbow-maned rapper’s involvement with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
“The government respectfully requests that defense counsel be precluded from cross examining CW-2 regarding: (1) an October 21, 2015 conviction in New York County Supreme Court of Use of a Child Less than 17 Years of Age in a Sexual performance,” the letter reads, referring to the rapper as “CW-2.”
“In or about February 2015, CW-2 was with two other individuals in an apartment, when an underage girl arrived,” the document reads. “The girl performed sex acts on the two other individuals. The acts were filmed while CW-2 could be seen grabbing the girl, fondling her breasts and buttocks. The videos were subsequently uploaded to social media.”
Tekashi, real name Daniel Hernandez, was 18-years-old at the time of the incident. The girl was just 13.
Engelmeyer has yet to rule on the request, which was filed Friday.
Nine Trey Gangsta Blood members Mack and Ellison are accused of kidnapping and robbing the “Gummo” rapper, in addition to other gang-related violence. Tekashi was also charged, but pleaded guilty and agreed to sing to the feds.
Their racketeering trial is scheduled to kick off on Sept. 16.
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