R. Kelly Facing New Criminal Charges in Minnesota

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R. Kelly, June 2019 (E. JASON WAMBSGANS/AFP/Getty Images)
R. Kelly, June 2019 (E. JASON WAMBSGANS/AFP/Getty Images)

R. Kelly is dealing with prison fees for sexual misconduct in Hennepin County, Minnesota, in line with TMZ, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and Minneapolis’ FOX 9. The Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced the fees at a press conference immediately (August 5).

According to the reviews, the fees stem from an alleged 2001 incident in Minneapolis the place Kelly was approached by an underage woman looking for an autograph. Kelly allegedly gave the woman an autograph and in addition his cellphone quantity, telling her to name him. The woman known as Kelly, who informed her to return to his resort, the place she was allegedly paid $200 “to get naked and have sexual relations with the musician,” in line with the Pioneer Press and FOX 9. The Pioneer Press reviews that “there was sexual contact, but no intercourse.”

According to TMZ, The Blast, and the Pioneer Press, R. Kelly is being charged with two felony counts of “engaging in, hiring, or agreeing to hire a minor to engage in prostitution.”

Following Mike Freeman’s announcement of the fees, R. Kelly’s lawyer Steve Greenberg tweeted, “Re: New fees @RKelly give me a break. This is past absurd.”

R. Kelly is at the moment dealing with fees in federal courts in Chicago and Brooklyn, stemming from alleged intercourse crimes. He can also be dealing with 21 counts of prison sexual assault and abuse in Cook County, Illinois. He has pled not guilty to all the fees.

Kelly was lately denied bail on each units of federal fees, and is at the moment in jail in New York.