In a court file on Friday, federal prosecutors in the United States revealed the latest round of allegations (but no charges) against the rapper in his pending case.
Kelly is accused of running what prosecutors have called a criminal enterprise of bodyguards, managers and others who allegedly helped him find women and girls to participate in sexual and pornographic activities, while that the singer had control over them.
The formal charges relate to six different women and girls, who for legal reasons cannot be named.
Prosecutors now want a jury, to be selected on August 9 in New York City, to hear from more than a dozen other people who the government says have been sexually or physically abused, threatened or abused by Kelly.
R Kelly denies all the allegations made against him.
Among the new allegations, Kelly allegedly met a 17-year-old boy at a McDonald’s restaurant in December 2006 before inviting him to his studio in Chicago.
The latest court file alleges Kelly made proposals and had sexual contact with the boy after asking him what he would do to be successful in the industry, despite his age.
Prosecutors add that before the singer’s 2008 child pornography trial, the same teenager told Kelly he had access to one of the jury members, with the R&B star asking the then young man to come forward. guarantor of it – but the record does not reveal whether the youngsters did.
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Kelly was later acquitted in this case.
The same teenager then introduced Kelly to another 16 or 17-year-old boy with whom the singer began a relationship several years later, the record adds.
Prosecutors also allege that he filmed the two teens during sexual encounters with other people, including some of the rapper’s girlfriends.
Lawyers believe that writing the boys’ reports would show that the charges “were not isolated events and were part of a larger pattern.”