After missing a court date, Lil Mosey is wanted for rape.
After failing to appear in court on Wednesday to face allegations of second-degree rape, a bench warrant has been released for rapper Lil Mosey's arrest.
Mosey, whose real name is Lathan Moses Echols, is best known for his top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit "Blueberry Faygo." He was charged with rape in the second degree on April 2 in Lewis County, Washington, for engaging in sexual intercourse with a female who was unable to consent.
Mosey's arrest began on Jan. 6 when a Lewis County investigator was contacted about a house party where the alleged incident occurred. Mosey came onto the scene at the age of 16 after releasing songs on SoundCloud. According to court documents, a woman said she attended the party at Mosey's cabin in Randle, Washington, with another girlfriend. Other people were present when the woman arrived, and they informed investigators that they stayed to themselves for the majority of the night. According to the affidavit of probable cause filed in the event, someone carried out White Claw hard seltzers and champagne for the girls to drink at one point during the night.
According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by the Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney's office against the 19-year-old artist, the woman told police she didn't remember anything after drinking the champagne but recalled going up to an upstairs bedroom in her bra and panties and someone telling her there was footage of her having intercourse. According to the survivor, she took her friend and left the building. A detective approached her the next day, and she said that she had no recollection of the attack, but that she remembered people saying she had sex.
On Jan. 9, investigators spoke with the other woman, who said that she recalled Mosey getting into their car and removing his pants. In the car, she confessed to having consensual sex with Mosey. According to the affidavit for probable cause, her mind "fogs up" and the next thing she recalls is being in the cabin with guys on her and a man later known as Francisco "Cisco" Peter saying, "wake up, wake up, suck this di—, bi—-." She later received a message from one of the attendees at the party, in which the guys discussed "training two children." She told the investigator she had unidentified injuries, including bruises on her arm, stomach, and inner thigh The alleged victim later told police that she had blacked out and woke up in an upstairs bedroom with Mosey having sex with her.
After reviewing the detective's report, Lewis County Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Paul Masiello asked that Mosey be held on second-degree rape charges.
Mosey faces a minimum sentence of 78 to 102 months in jail, according to Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney Jonathan Meyer. "This office will take any crime against a citizen very seriously," Meyer says, "particularly when we have the time of acts that are alleged here."
Mosey's representative has yet to respond to a request for comment.