An up to date federal indictment towards R. Kelly unsealed Friday in Chicago comprises intercourse abuse allegations involving a brand new accuser, including to the jailed singer’s mounting prison demanding situations throughout 3 states.
The 13-count superseding indictment doesn’t upload extra fees towards Kelly. It comprises a couple of counts of kid pornography and isn’t considerably other from the unique July indictment, which additionally had 13 counts.
What’s new within the submitting is a connection with an accuser referred to as “Minor 6.” However the indictment not comprises any connection with a “Minor 2,” that means there are nonetheless a complete of 5 alleged sufferers within the Chicago federal case.
The indictment provides few information about the brand new accuser.
It says she met Kelly round 1997 or 1998, when she would were 14- or 15-years-old. It says Kelly engaged in sexual touch or sexual acts round that point and a number of other years prior to she grew to become 18.
In a tweet later Friday, Kelly’s lead lawyer, Steve Greenberg, stated, “We proceed to combat for him and stay up for the day he’s unfastened.” He added the hashtag #notguilty.
Kelly, 53, shall be arraigned beneath the remodeled indictment. That might occur March five, a date set prior to now for a standing listening to. The trial date stays April 27, although that can be driven to later this 12 months.
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It’s unclear why Minor 2 not seems to be at the prosecutors’ record of alleged sufferers.
Kelly faces a number of dozen counts of state and federal sexual misconduct fees in Illinois, Minnesota and New York, from sexual attack to heading a racketeering scheme geared toward supplying Kelly with ladies.
The Grammy Award-winner was once jailed in July and has been looking ahead to trial at a Chicago federal prison a block from the courthouse the place he attends pretrial hearings. He has participated in hearings in his New York case by way of video.
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The federal fees in Chicago accuse Kelly of filming himself having intercourse with underage ladies and of paying off attainable witnesses in his 2008 trial — at which he was once acquitted — to get them to switch their tales.
Kelly has denied ever sexually abusing someone.
In December, he pleaded now not responsible by the use of a video feed to added fees in New York that he schemed to pay for a pretend ID for an unnamed feminine an afternoon prior to he married R&B singer Aaliyah, then 15, in a secret rite in 1994.
Drama surrounding Kelly’s case incorporated what government say was once a combat in January between two of the singer’s girlfriends dwelling at his house in Trump Tower in Chicago. Joycelyn Savage, 24, has pleaded now not responsible to punching and kicking 22-year-old Azriel Clary.
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