R. Kelly’s newest accusers reportedly turned over a ton of evidence to New York prosecutors who recently filed additional federal charges against the embattled singer.
The Blast reported that the two women provided authorities with text conversations they had with Kelly, 53, and hotel records. Earlier this month, Kelly was hit with additional federal charges in New York for allegedly giving an underage girl and a woman herpes and failing to disclose he had the disease.
The underage victim claimed she met Kelly in 2015. Federal prosecutors said Monday that Kelly infected the second victim, a 19-year-old woman, after arranging her travel to a Long Island concert in 2017.
Prosecutors alleged that Kelly had sex with the woman in a hotel room and didn’t use a condom.
“In the early morning hours, the defendant unexpectedly arrived at [her] room and loudly announced his presence. Ultimately, at the defendant’s direction, the encounter became sexual in nature and the defendant engaged in sexual intercourse with [her],” they wrote in papers recently filed in Brooklyn Federal Court, according to the New York Daily News.
Newly-filed court documents revealed that special agents with the New York Field Office of Homeland Security executed a search warrant at a storage unit in Elk Grove, Illinois. While details explaining the reason for the search warrant were sealed, The Blast reported that prosecutors said they seized multiple tapes and devices as part of their ongoing investigation.
Federal prosecutors in Illinois have charged Kelly with a total of 26 criminal counts — 13 which were filed in February — for charges including child pornography, obstruction of justice, and sexual abuse of a minor. In addition to the counts filed against him this week, the singer is facing multiple federal charges in New York for alleged racketeering and sex trafficking that crossed state lines.
Kelly is also facing a total of 21 sex-related criminal charges in Cook County, Illinois — 11 which were filed in May and 10 in February. Those state charges reportedly stem from incidents dating as far back as 1998 and involve at least three underage girls.
In August, authorities in Minnesota charged Kelly with two counts of prostitution with a person under 18 in connection with an alleged 2001 incident.
Kelly remains jailed without bond in Illinois as he awaits trial.
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