Why Was Tevin Campbell Arrested?


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Tevin Campbell was arrested in 1999 for soliciting lewd acts from an undercover police officer. After pleading "no contest," Campbell was convicted of a misdemeanor and ordered to pay a fine and attend classes.

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On July 8, 1999, Tevin Campbell was arrested during a police sting in Los Angeles, California. Campbell had solicited a male undercover police officer to perform a sex act. In addition to paying a fine, he was ordered to participate in an AIDS awareness class and attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings as part of his sentence. In a later interview, Campbell said he that had been doing drugs and drinking prior to the incident, and that he had struggled with substance-abuse addictions for many years. In the same interview, he stated that he had several run-ins with the law during this period.

Tevin Campbell was born in Texas in 1976. He quickly rose to fame after being featured on a Quincy Jones single when he was just 11 years old. His debut album, "T.E.V.I.N." featured two songs that reached the number one position on the R&B charts. His second album, "I'm Ready" reached double-platinum status. Campbell made two more albums, which were not as successful. As of 2015, he is a five-time Grammy nominee.

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