Chicago-based rapper Chief Keef, real name Keith Cozart, over allegations the seventeen-year-old fathered a child with her two years ago and has yet to pay child support.
The girl, who is currently attending middle school in the Chicago area, claims Keef is the father of her two-year-old son, and that she and Keef were together when the rapper was fifteen. The age of the girl has not been released, but being a middle school student tells us the girl could have been in sixth grade or at most eighth grade at the time of the pregnancy.
While the girl’s exact age isn’t specified in the docs, what IS specified is that she currently attends a Chicago middle school. Going by the average age range of middle school kids these days, the girl could have been as young as 12 when she conceived the child! Keef would have been 15.
According to Illinois state law, it is considered a misdemeanor for two people under the age of 17 to have sex, even if the relations are consensual. When both parties are between the ages of 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.
The girl is suing Keef for an undisclosed amount of child support, including health insurance and other medical expenses. Calls to both Keef’s people and the girl’s family were not returned.