We have a rather startling update on a former star of MTV’s 16 and Pregnant. Season 3 dad Zakariah “Zak” Hegab (mug shot photo above) is currently in jail in Texas after being arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Online records indicate the now-21-year-old Zak, who is the father of Kianna Randall’s son Kay’den, was arrested in August of 2014 for the sexual assault charge, as well as for a parole violation. Readers of our site might recall that Zak has a rather disturbing history of law breaking, including an arrest for armed burglary in 2011.
The Ashley’s Reality Roundup broke the story earlier today and reports that “a status conference was held in a Tarrant County courtroom last Tuesday in regard to Zak’s case.”
Neither the identity of the victim or the victim’s age has been revealed, although the victim is clearly under the age of 17 — and, given that it is “aggravated” sexual assault, it is likely that the victim was under 14. This is one of the requirements for the “aggravated” charge, according to the Texas penal code.
From The Law Office of E. G. Morris:
What makes a Sexual Assault of a Child Charge “Aggravated?”
The offense of Sexual Assault of a Child is defined by Texas Penal Code Sec. 22.011. Basically, the offense involves sexual activity with a person under 17 years of age. Please consult the statute for details. Sexual Assault of a Child is Aggravated if the child is under 14 years of age, if a deadly weapon is used or serious bodily injury is threatened. See Texas Penal Code Sec. 22.021 for a complete list of factors that will make a Sexual Assault of a Child Charge “aggravated.” Sexual Assault of a Child is, in most cases, a Second Degree Felony. (2-20 years.) Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child is a First Degree Felony. (5 to 99 years or life.) If the child was younger than 6 if the child was under six at the time of the offense or there was violence or a threat of violence involved.
According to online records, Zak is currently behind bars and being held on $40,000 bond at the Green Bay facility of the Tarrant County Jail in Fort Worth, Texas.
Kay’den’s mom Kianna Randall (mug shot photo above) has also been in a bit of legal trouble since our last update. Online records indicate she was arrested in December of 2012. The Ashley reports she was arrested yet again in December of 2014.
For a refresher on Kianna and Zak, check out our original profile of Kianna Randall from just before her 16 and Pregnant episode aired.