Minnesota prosecutors charged singer R. Kelly on Monday. According to police, with sex-related charges related to accusations concerning an underage fan in 2001.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced at a news conference on Monday that Kelly, 52, faced new prostitution allegations with an person under the age of 18 and hired or offered to hire a person under the age of 18 for sexual purposes. He said the allegations concern a girl who in July 2001 inquired for the autograph of Kelly.
Previously, Kelly admitted not guilty to 13 Illinois state allegations, including baby abuse and justice obstruction. State prosecutors said Kelly had sexually abused at least five women as early as 13 years of age, threatening, intimidating and abussing the victims and teenagers to prevent them from exposing their crimes.
Besides the federal allegations, Kelly also faces a slew of allegations of sexual assault and abuse in Cook County, Illinois, where he was charged with abussing several females, some of whom were boys at the moment the violence started.
Kelly, one of the top-selling studio performers of all moment, has been charged several occasions over the years with sexual misconduct, claims that he is constantly refused.
Freeman said the victim called a tip line in Chicago this January. Info was shared with @MinneapolisPD who conducted investigation, interviewing the victim and her brother. Incident occurred in 2001. @WCCO https://t.co/68eEDOeZVq
— Jeff Wagner (@Jeff_Wagner4) August 5, 2019