R. Kelly Facing Two New Felony Charges in Minnesota

On top of his criminal charges in New York and Illinois.

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R. Kelly has been slapped with a new pair of criminal charges, this time regarding an alleged incident in Minneapolis back in July 2001. According to sources, the singer is being charged with one count of engaging in prostitution with someone under 18 and one count of hiring/offering/agreeing to hire someone for sexual contact.

The allegation took place on July 11, 2001, the day of Kelly’s concert in the city. After being approached by an underaged girl for an autograph, he supposedly also gave her his phone number and told her to give him a call. She rang up Kelly who told her to come to his hotel, and she was allegedly paid $200 USD “to get naked and have sexual relations with the musician.” Reports state that while there was sexual contact, no intercourse happened between the two.

“It is despicable that Mr. Kelly used his fame in order to prey on underaged girls,” Hennepin County State Attorney Mike Freeman said during the press conference. “While there are more numerous charges in the Illinois and federal cases, we wanted to make sure that our victim here in Minneapolis also receives a measure of justice. We fully expect that at some future date, Mr. Kelly will have to account for his actions in Hennepin County.”

Kelly is currently in custody in New York and recently pled not guilty to 5 criminal charges including kidnapping and racketeering. He’s facing another 13-count indictment in Illinois federal court for the likes of child pornography, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice, along with 11 charges of aggravated sexual abuse in Cook County, Illinois.

In other news, A$AP Rocky recently attended Kanye West’s Sunday Service after being released from Swedish jail.

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