Legendary American singer, R. Kelly has just been slammed with more s*x crime charges in Minnesota.
According to prosecutors, the disgraced singer once paid a teenage girl to have s*xual intercourse with him in
his hotel room.
TMZ reports that the alleged incident went down on July 11, 2001 in Minneapolis … and they say the alleged
victim was between the ages of 16 and 17.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says the alleged victim initially approached Kelly seeking an autograph, and claims Kelly paid her $200 to get n*ked and engage in s*x acts with him.
Prosecutors are charging Kelly with two s*x crimes … engaging in prostitution with someone under 18, and hiring/offering/agreeing to hire someone for sexual contact.
Freeman says there was no sexual intercourse between Kelly and the alleged victim, but he claims there was “dancing and s*xual contact.” He admitted the case will be difficult to prosecute, given that the evidence is almost 20 years old. Prosecutors say the tip came through a Chicago tip line.
R. Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, just weighed in on the new charges … tweeting, “give me a break. This is beyond absurd.”
Kelly is currently in custody in New York, where he pledded not guilty to 5 federal criminal charges including kidnapping and racketeering. The New York case is separate from Kelly’s 13-count indictment in Illinois federal
court, which includes charges of child porn, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice. Kelly is also fighting
10 charges of aggravated s*xual abuse in Cook County, Illinois.