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Uncle Kracker arrested on sex charge in North Carolina

Matthew Shafer, a.k.a. "Uncle Kracker", has been arrested in North Carolina on sexual offense charge.

Uncle Kracker arrested on sex charge in North Carolina The country singer and former DJ for Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker, has been arrested in North Carolina on a second-degree sex offense charge. According to the police, 26-year-old woman, name withheld, has accused Uncle Kracker, real name Matthew Shafer, of committing a sexual act against her at the Ess Lounge, a Raleigh, N.C. night club.

 Following the allegations, the police got a warrant and he was arrested in his hotel room in suburban Cary. Currently Shafer is held at the Wake County Jail on a $5 million bond after being deemed a "flight risk" and is scheduled to appear in court this afternoon. Unconfirmed reports indicate that his bail was later reduced to $75,000.

 Uncle Kracker, originally from Michigan, started his career as DJ for Kid Rock and then launched his own music career with a few hits, blending rock, rap and country.  He is also known for his 2004 #1 country hit "When the Sun Goes Down", a duet with singer Kenny Chesney. By his third album all hip-hop elements were abandoned and Uncle Kracker went on to blending only blues and country in his songs.

Published on 08/17/2007

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