(The AEGIS Alliance) – Federal prosecutors handling R. Kelly’s sex trafficking case claim he sexually abused a minor teenage boy along with girls. The government is also asking that jurors in R. Kelly’s forthcoming trial for sex trafficking listen to such claims.
Prosecutors opened an extensive plethora of added accusations, yet no additional charges against the R&B celebrity in a court submission on Friday. Jury selection is expected to begin on August 9 in a New York federal court for Kelly, that rejects accusations he abused anybody, the Associated Press reported.
A message to his attorneys was delivered on Saturday regarding the extra accusations.
The Grammy Award-winning performer is facing charges of leading what district attorneys referred to as being a criminal enterprise involving managers, bodyguards as well as various other workers that purportedly assisted him in recruiting women as well as underage girls for sexual activity and also porn and to exercise a great deal of control over all of them.
The charges include 6 different women and underage girls, that aren’t named in court filings.
Prosecutors are now expected to additionally like jurors to become aware of greater than a dozen other individuals whom authorities affirm Kelly sexually or physically abused, intimidated, or typically mistreated.
Among the victims, the government points out, was an age 17 teen boy and striving artist whom Kelly met in December of 2006 at a McDonald’s and later on invited into his Chicago studio. After the boy was asked what he’d do to make it in the music business, Kelly propositioned and had sex-related contact with the teen while he was still a minor, prosecutors allege.
Also, at the time Kelly was expected to face a trial on child porn charges in 2008 in Chicago, the very same teen boy said to the performer he had access to a juror, and Kelly inquired him to get in touch with the juror and vouch for him to say he was “good guy.”
The court submission doesn’t state whether the teenager accomplished this. Kelly had been acquitted during that case.
The teenager additionally introduced Kelly to an age 16 or 17 male buddy, along with whom prosecutors point out the performer started a sex-related relationship a number of years later on. Kelly additionally recorded both of the boys in sexual encounters with other individuals, consisting of a number of Kelly’s girlfriends.
Prosecutors noted the accounts of the young boys, as well as others, will assist in revealing that the actual charges “were not isolated events and were part of a larger pattern.”
The multiplatinum-selling performer born Robert Sylvester Kelly is recognized for work featuring the 1996 smash hit “I Believe I Can Fly” as well as the cult classic “Trapped in the Closet,” a multi-part story of sexual betrayal and intrigue.
Kelly’s sex lifestyle has faced scrutiny since the 1990s, and he presently is additionally dealing with sex-related charges in Illinois as well as Minnesota. He has given a not guilty plea to those charges.
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