Kenny Chesney friend Uncle Kracker charged in sex crime
Friday, August 17, 2007
– Uncle Kracker, who had a hit with Kenny Chesney on "When the Sun Goes Down," was arrested Friday in North Carolina, charged with second degree sexual assault.
Kracker, whose real name is Matthew Shafer, was held on $5 million bond after being arrested at a hotel. Police said Kracker and the woman did not know each other.
The woman told police that he committed a sexual act against her while inside a club in Raleigh, N.C. A warrant was obtained for Kracker, who was arrested later. He performed at the club that night. The exact nature of the alleged crime was not disclosed.
He was slated to appear in court Friday afternoon.
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