The multi-instrumentalist, who has toured with the Beach Boys star since 1998 and co-produced his solo albums, was convicted of rape by instrumentation and sexual battery last month (29Apr16), following a week-long trial in Claremore, Oklahoma.

Bennett was found guilty of raping a then-21-year-old woman at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma in December, 2014.

The alleged sexual assault was caught on CCTV footage from the hotel.

"It is clear from watching the video that the victim is extremely intoxicated and is unaware of her surroundings," a police officer wrote of the incident. "The subject however appears to be in complete control of his faculties."

Bennett, who has denied that sexual intercourse occurred, plans to appeal the verdict.