Freddie Gibbs charged with sexual assault in Austria, 10-year prison sentence
Freddie Gibbs has formally been charged with “sexual abuse of a defenseless or psychologically impaired person” following an alleged July 2015 incident in Vienna. During that period, the rapper was suspected of having assaulted a woman while he was on tour.
The rapper was extradited to the country in June after being arrested in France and according to Reuters, a spokesman for Vienna’s criminal court said: “He is alleged to have administered knock-out drops to a woman and then have abused her sexually while she was in a defenseless state.”
Gibbs could face 10 years in prison if convicted of the charges. Gibbs’ Austrian-based lawyer Thomas Kralik denied that the rapper had any sexual contact with the alleged victim saying “He strenuously denies.”
Gibbs will remain in custody in Vienna.