R. Kelly‘s woes are worsening.
Currently incarcerated as he awaits trial on multiple counts of sexual abuse, the singer is now being accused of abusing a male minor he met at McDonald’s.
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With the New York arm of the shamed star’s case set to commence next month, prosecutors are going all-out to paint what they argue is a clear picture of Kelly’s pattern of abuse. Specifically, that they “were not isolated events and were part of a larger pattern.”
As such, while his charges involve six unnamed women and girls, prosecutors want evidence about the crooner’s alleged conduct with a male minor to be heard.
It’s argued that the self-ordained “Pied Piper” abused the 17-year-old after meeting him in 2006 at a McDonald’s restaurant in Chicago.
The aspiring musician was allegedly promised help with his music career, studio sessions, and the like. Ultimately, Kelly is accused of propositioning him and engaging in sexual contact with him while he was still underage.
Further, it’s alleged that the minor introduced the singer to a friend – another male aged somewhere between 16-17 at the time – who also allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship with Kelly.
The ‘Ignition’ belter is said to have forced the second minor to perform sex with several female partners while he filmed.
Prosecutors want these uncharged crimes and more to be heard by jurors, as a means of establishing the validity of the crimes Kelly has been formally charged with committing.
Kelly, who has been imprisoned for over two years, has denied all charges brought against him.
A judge will rule on whether the new accounts will be admissible ahead of the trial next month.