I-Team: Bay Area rapper ‘Sky Balla’ arrested on sexual assault charges in Las Vegas


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The I-Team has learned a Bay Area rapper known as “Sky Balla” was arrested Friday night in Las Vegas. His real name is Skye Nathan Branklyn.

He faces five felony charges including sexual assault resulting in substantial bodily harm, battery with intent to commit sexual assault, and coercion, according to court records.

Branklyn is in custody on $1 million bond at the Clark County Detention Center. His next court appearance is scheduled on June 28.

The I-Team has learned the 41-year-old man is also a registered sex offender in California.

Records reveal he was convicted of rape there in 2009 and released in 2013.

On Instagram, Branklyn has nearly 27,000 followers.

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