Doncaster rapper denies sexually abusing toddler
A Doncaster rapper is due to stand trial after he has been accused of sexually abusing a toddler.
Kieran Cunliffe, a grime rapper and producer who goes by the name of MistaKay, has been charged with multiple child sexual offences, according to Doncaster Magistrates’ Court.
The 25-year-old, of Balby Road, Doncaster, is accused of five counts of assaulting a girl aged under 13 by touching and one count of assaulting a girl aged under 13 by penetration with a body part.
He is also accused of two counts of taking an indecent photograph of a child and two counts of distributing an indecent photograph of a child.
The charges relate to one victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and they were allegedly committed around October 6 in Doncaster.
Mr Cunliffe’s case was initially considered at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court on October 12 before the case was adjourned and sent to Sheffield Crown Court.
Sheffield Crown Court confirmed following a plea and trial preparation hearing, on Monday, November 9, that Mr Cunliffe has pleaded not guilty to the ten counts laid against him.
Mr Cunliffe is a rapper and producer known on the grime scene and his tracks have been played on Radio One and 1Xtra.
Last year he released an album featuring tracks about local issues in Doncaster.
Mr Cunliffe, who has been remanded in custody, is scheduled to stand trial on May 18, at Sheffield Crown Court.