Two Florida men, including rap artist Splash Zanotti, appeared in federal court on Friday in connection with a home invasion two months ago, authorities said. The men are accused of terrorizing a couple, demanding $20,000 and sexually assaulting a woman, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
A third man is expected to appear before a judge on Monday, the newspaper reported.
According to a federal criminal affidavit, the three men were charged with kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping, the Sun-Sentinel reported. If convicted, the men face life in prison, the newspaper reported.
The affidavit alleges that Splash Zanotti, 26, of Tamarac, whose real name is Kejuan Brandon Campbell, was the ringleader in the incident, which occurred on the afternoon of Oct. 11. His alleged accomplices were identified as Dionte Alexander-Wilcox and Antonio James.
Alexander-Wilcox is also accused of being a felon in possession of a weapon, according to the affidavit. No charges have been filed in the alleged rape, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
Federal prosecutors said the three men forced their way into the couple’s home in Miramar at gunpoint while wearing masks, WFOR reported.
Citing court documents, the Sun-Sentinel reported that the men forced the woman to drive to several ATMs to withdraw cash. At one point, one of the intruders raped her while her husband went to the garage for a cigarette, the newspaper reported.
Campbell and Alexander-Wilcox were taken into custody on Dec. 16.
Attorneys for the three men either declined to comment or could not be reached, the Sun-Sentinel reported. The couple also declined to be interviewed, the newspaper reported.
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