Aspiring R.I. rapper who led teen girlfriend on leash will get a yr in jail on porn cost – Information – Ocala.com


A Cranston, R.I. man who sparked outrage when a video of him main his girlfriend round on a leash appeared on social media was sentenced to a yr in jail and should register as a intercourse offender after he pleaded to possessing little one pornography, police mentioned.

John McEvoy, 25, an aspiring rapper who goes by “Mack Sauce” on-line, pleaded no contest to the felony cost on Wednesday, in accordance with courtroom information. He was additionally given a four-year suspended sentence with probation and ordered to not have any contact with the sufferer.

“We’re happy with the end result in that Mr. McEvoy will now need to register as a intercourse offender. That may enable us to make periodic checks of him,” Main Todd Patalano of the Cranston Police Division mentioned.

McEvoy was first arrested when police went to his residence on Beckwith Road in August to research the “disturbing” movies that had appeared on-line. One confirmed him main his girlfriend round on a leash. The lady, 17, had been within the custody of the Division of Youngsters, Youth and Households, police mentioned on the time.

When officers arrived to verify on the scenario, McEvoy scuffled with the officer, police mentioned. He needed to be pepper-sprayed to be taken into custody.

The arrest sparked an outcry, however as a result of his girlfriend mentioned she wasn’t being held towards her will, McEvoy might solely be charged within the confrontation with the officer, police mentioned on the time.

However he later was additionally charged with possession of kid pornography after a involved citizen alerted police to a different video on-line. The video confirmed sexual activity between the identical 17-year-old lady and a person they believed was McEvoy, police mentioned. The video was saved to the general public “story” function on the messaging app Snapchat, seen to different folks, police mentioned in an affidavit.

The age of consent in Rhode Island is 16, nevertheless it’s unlawful to own or produce pornography of individuals beneath the age of 18.

McEvoy additionally was charged with obstruction of the judicial system after police mentioned he made a name from the Grownup Correctional Establishments to a witness within the case. He pleaded no contest to resisting arrest stemming from his August confrontation with police and the obstruction cost didn’t transfer ahead after his plea to the kid pornography possession cost, information present.

McEvoy had been launched from the ACI in July of 2018 on earlier fees, in accordance with jail information. His file additionally consists of tried breaking and getting into, possession of a weapon apart from a firearm and obstructing a police officer, jail information say.

His legal professional declined to remark.

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