(CHICAGO) — An up to this point federal indictment against R. Kelly filed Friday in Chicago entails sex abuse allegations though-provoking a brand unique accuser, adding to the jailed singer’s mounting just challenges across three states.
The 26-net page superseding indictment does now not add extra charges against Kelly. It entails multiple counts of little one pornography, noteworthy take care of the usual July indictment.
The filing refers to the unique accuser as “Minor 6” nonetheless no longer entails any reference to a “Minor 2. Meaning there are restful a total of five alleged victims within the Chicago federal case.
The indictment affords few important aspects in regards to the unique accuser. It says she met Kelly around 1997 or 1998, when she would were 14- or 15-years-used. It says Kelly engaged in sexual contact or sexual acts alongside with her when she was below 18.
Kelly, 53, will be arraigned below the transformed indictment. That could perchance also occur March 5, a date position previously for a standing hearing. The trial date remains April 27, although that is continuously pushed to later this three hundred and sixty five days.
It’s unclear why Minor 2 no longer appears to be on the prosecutors’ checklist of alleged victims.
Kelly faces rather a lot of dozen counts of explain and federal sexual misconduct charges in Illinois, Minnesota and Unique York, from sexual assault to heading a racketeering scheme aimed toward supplying Kelly with girls.
The Grammy Award-winner is looking ahead to trial at a Chicago federal jail a block from the courthouse where he attends pre-trial hearings. He has participated in hearings in his Unique York case by video.
The federal charges in Chicago accuse Kelly of filming himself having sex with underage girls and of paying off doable witnesses in his 2008 trial — at which he was acquitted — to catch them to commerce their tales.
Kelly has denied ever sexually abusing anyone.