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US News R. Kelly accused of sex with teen girl in 1990s as indictment is updated

03:20  15 february  2020
03:20  15 february  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Their accusations come six weeks after a Lifetime documentary series, “Surviving R . Kelly ,” took another look at old sexual misconduct allegations against Kelly , whose legal name is Robert Kelly , has faced allegations of sexual misconduct with underage girls for decades and has denied them.

R. Kelly wearing a suit and tie: FILE PHOTO: R. Kelly at the Criminal Court Building in Chicago © Reuters/Daniel Acker FILE PHOTO: R. Kelly at the Criminal Court Building in Chicago

(Reuters) - Singer R. Kelly, already facing trial in three states on sexual abuse, child pornography, kidnapping and obstruction of justice charges, has been hit with an updated indictment in Chicago stemming from a newly-identified victim, court documents showed on Friday.

The superseding indictment, filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago, identifies the latest accuser only as "Minor 6" and charges Kelly, 53, with engaging in sexual acts with her in the late 1990s, when she was 14 or 15 years old.

The new charges also seek forfeiture of assets from the Grammy-winning R&B performer's production company and a separate firm owned by his manager Derrel McDavid, a co-defendant in the Chicago case.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Two women said Thursday that singer R . Kelly picked them out of a crowd at a Baltimore after-party in the mid- 1990 s when they were underage and had sex with one of the teens although she was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol and could not consent.

The indictment accuses Kelly of sexual acts with three children older than 13 but younger than 17. That came on the heels of attorney Michael Avenatti announcing he had handed over to the State's Attorney's Office a videotape that he said showed Kelly having sex with an underage girl .

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a man looking at the camera: R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on Sept. 17, 2019, in Chicago.  Kelly is facing multiple sexual assault charges and is being held without bail.

A victim previously included in the indictment and known as "Minor 2" was removed from the charging documents for reasons that were not made clear.

"We are aware of the superseding indictment. We continue to fight for him and look forward to the day he is free #notguilty #rkelly," the entertainer's criminal defence lawyer, Steve Greenberg, said on Twitter.

"The superseding indictment was expected and does not change our position. We look forward to taking this matter to trial," McDavid's attorney, Vadim Glozman said.

Kelly has pleaded not guilty to all criminal charges filed against him in New York, Illinois and Chicago.

Singer R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on September 17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. © 2019 Getty Images Singer R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on September 17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.

The entertainer, best known for such hits as "I Believe I Can Fly" and "Bump N' Grind," has faced sexual abuse allegations dating back more than two decades. Some of those accusations were detailed in a Lifetime documentary, "Surviving R. Kelly" first broadcast in January 2019.

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Accusations of sexual misconduct have swirled around Kelly for years, and he was already facing The indictment filed in Chicago on Friday alleged that Kelly had arranged for a girl and her parents Kelly was acquitted in 2008 of the charges, which accused him of recording a video of sex acts with

The singer R . Kelly , already under indictment in Chicago on state charges of aggravated sexual assault and abuse, was arrested Thursday night by He is also accused of coercing the third girl into illegal sexual activity and kidnapping a fourth victim. The Mann Act charges pertain to the fifth woman.

Federal prosecutors in New York have also charged Kelly with running a criminal scheme in which women and underage girls were recruited to have sexual activity with him.

In that case Kelly is accused of bribing an Illinois official in August 1994 to obtain a fake identification for the singer Aaliyah so they could get married.

FILE - In this June 26, 2019, file photo, R&B singer R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for an arraignment on sex-related felonies in Chicago. © ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE - In this June 26, 2019, file photo, R&B singer R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for an arraignment on sex-related felonies in Chicago.

Kelly was then 27 and Aaliyah was 15, but according to published reports their marriage licence listed Aaliyah's age as 18. The marriage was annulled in 1995. Aaliyah died at age 22 in a 2001 plane crash in the Bahamas.

Prosecutors in the Chicago case charged Kelly last July with engaging in sex acts with five minors, recording some of the alleged abuse on video, and using threats to keep victims quiet.

Kelly was also charged last February by Illinois state prosecutors with aggravated sexual abuse, and last August by Minnesota state prosecutors with soliciting sex from a minor.

In 2008, Kelly was acquitted at trial on state child pornography charges in Illinois.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

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