An up to date federal indictment in opposition to R. Kelly unsealed Friday in Chicago contains 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 in opposition to Kelly. It contains more than one 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 known as “Minor 6.” However the indictment not contains any connection with a “Minor 2,” that means there are nonetheless a complete of 5 alleged sufferers within the Chicago federal case.
The indictment gives few information about the brand new accuser.
It says she met Kelly round 1997 or 1998, when she would had been 14- or 15-years-old. It says Kelly engaged in sexual touch or sexual acts round that point and several other years ahead of she grew to become 18.
In a tweet later Friday, Kelly’s lead lawyer, Steve Greenberg, mentioned, “We proceed to battle for him and stay up for the day he’s loose.” He added the hashtag #notguilty.
Kelly, 53, can be arraigned below the remodeled indictment. That would occur March five, a date set prior to now for a standing listening to. The trial date stays April 27, despite the fact that that can be driven to later this yr.
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It’s unclear why Minor 2 not seems to be at the prosecutors’ listing 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 aimed toward supplying Kelly with ladies.
The Grammy Award-winner used to be jailed in July and has been watching for 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 means 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 possible witnesses in his 2008 trial — at which he used to be acquitted — to get them to modify their tales.
Kelly has denied ever sexually abusing any individual.
In December, he pleaded now not responsible by way of a video feed to added fees in New York that he schemed to pay for a faux ID for an unnamed feminine an afternoon ahead of he married R&B singer Aaliyah, then 15, in a secret rite in 1994.
Drama surrounding Kelly’s case integrated what government say used to be a battle in January between two of the singer’s girlfriends residing 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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