According to New Orleans news channel 6 WDSU, the alleged rapist, John Cantey Jr., was taken into custody on Saturday (October 20). Cantey, 46, is a North Carolina councilman and is listed as the CEO of JC Houseman Productions, a North Carolina talent firm, according to a statement from Jeffersontown Police Chief Rick Sanders. Cantey won his political seat on the Lumberton City Council in a successful write-in campaign in 2005, after losing in 1997.
At his arraignment on Monday (October 22), Cantey pleaded not guilty and a judge ordered that he have no contact with the alleged victim. Sanders said that he traveled with Juvenile, who was in Kentucky to perform at a concert in Frankfort that night. Cantey's bond was set at $100,000.