Troubled teen rap star Chief Keef (pictured) was slapped with a child support lawsuit from an eighth-grader who is alleging that he fathered her 14-month-old baby, TMZ reports.
Keef, whose actual name is Keth Cozart, is named as the defendant is a suit that reportedly seeks day care expenses, health insurance, out-of-pocket health expenses, retroactive child support and the payment of legal fees that were incurred by the child’s mother, who had to have been around 12 or 13-years-old when she conceived the baby.
Though, according to TMZ, criminal action may not be taken on the young rapper:
In Illinois, it is considered a misdemeanor for two people under the age of 17 to have sex … even if they’re in a consensual relationship. When both parties are between 9 and 17 years old, the older person commits a crime called “criminal sexual abuse.”
Punishment for the crime includes a max sentence of one year in jail … and a requirement to register as a sex offender for ten years — but in reality, these cases are almost never prosecuted.
The most likely scenario in which Keef would face a judge is if the girl’s parents press charges — but if that hasn’t already happened, it probably won’t.
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Keef has not only been making headlines with his music but his personal life has taken a serious hit or two recently. He was arrested on January 15 when a judge ruled that a video of him shooting a semi-automatic rifle at a New York range violated a 2011 gun conviction probation. As a result, Keef was sentenced to serve 60-days at an Illinois juvenile detention center two days later.
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The latest lawsuit for the young rapper comes on the heels of yet another one that was filed late last month for $75,000, which accuses him of being a no-show at a London concert.