Published: Wed, August 07, 2019
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

R. Kelly Charged W/ Sex Crimes In Minnesota Connected To Teen Girl

R. Kelly Charged W/ Sex Crimes In Minnesota Connected To Teen Girl

In a question about whether the state's three-year statute of limitations on the incident has expired, as no police report was filed in 2001, Freeman said, "That doesn't bar the prosecution here".

After money was exchanged they had sexual contact but not intercourse, Freeman claimed.

Freeman said the 17-year-old victim at the time "was attempting to obtain an autograph at City Center in Minneapolis, which Kelly gave to her along with a phone number". When she did, she was directed to go to a hotel where a member of Kelly's staff ushered the girl to his suite where he offered her $200.

Attorney Gloria Allred says she's representing the woman in the new case. He said Kelly took his clothes off and they danced together. Kelly is noted to have made contact with the victim's private areas, as well as touching himself in the same area, according to the complaint. She would not have been able to attend the 18+ concert with a standard ticket. "She was a juvenile at the time, we have special laws to protect our juveniles, and we are going to enforce them". Attorneys corroborated some of her account with her brother, who saw her at Kelly's 2001 concert and confirmed that she told him she had been paid to dance for the singer. He stated to authorities he was "not only surprised that she was at the concert, but also how close to the stage she was located". On the heels of a pair of federal indictments accusing the disgraced singer of sex crimes, he's now been hit with a state-level charge in Minnesota.

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Kelly, who is now in custody in NY - where he pled not guilty to sex trafficking charges last week - has not publicly responded to the new charges, although his attorney Steve Greenberg has spoken out against them online. "This is beyond absurd".

Freeman acknowledged that it might be hard to prosecute an alleged incident that occurred almost 20 years ago - and that Kelly is already in federal custody and fighting charges in both IL and NY, as well as in Cook County, Ill. He was indicted in July by a federal court on accusations of transporting women and girls across state lines for "illegal sexual activity".

The singer, whose full name is Robert S Kelly, has been dogged by allegations of sexual abuse for years. KSTP is working to find out more information.

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