rain.png
Tuesday February 25th, 2020 1:18PM

Reworked charges in Chicago cite another R. Kelly accuser

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

CHICAGO (AP) — An updated federal indictment against R. Kelly filed Friday in Chicago includes sex abuse allegations involving a new accuser, adding to the jailed singer's mounting legal challenges across three states.

The 26-page superseding indictment does not add more charges against Kelly. It includes multiple counts of child pornography, much like the original July indictment.

The filing refers to the new accuser as “Minor 6” but no longer includes any reference to a “Minor 2. That means there are still a total of five alleged victims in the Chicago federal case.

The indictment offers few details about the new accuser. It says she met Kelly around 1997 or 1998, when she would have been 14- or 15-years-old. It says Kelly engaged in sexual contact or sexual acts with her when she was under 18.

Kelly, 53, will be arraigned under the reworked indictment. That could happen March 5, a date set previously for a status hearing. The trial date remains April 27, though that will likely be pushed to later this year.

It's unclear why Minor 2 no longer appears to be on the prosecutors' list of alleged victims.

Kelly faces several dozen counts of state and federal sexual misconduct charges in Illinois, Minnesota and New York, from sexual assault to heading a racketeering scheme aimed at supplying Kelly with girls.

The Grammy Award-winner is awaiting trial at a Chicago federal jail a block from the courthouse where he attends pre-trial hearings. He has participated in hearings in his New York case by video.

The federal charges in Chicago accuse Kelly of filming himself having sex with underage girls and of paying off potential witnesses in his 2008 trial — at which he was acquitted — to get them to change their stories.

Kelly has denied ever sexually abusing anyone.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Entertainment, AP Online Recordings News, APOnline Celebrity News
© Copyright 2020 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Venezuelan president says arrest of Juan Guaidó "will come"
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says authorities haven't detained opposition leader Juan Guaidó because the courts haven’t ordered it, but he has warned: “It will come
2:29PM ( 26 minutes ago )
US stock indexes edge lower, head for weekly gains
Energy companies are leading U.S. stock indexes lower in afternoon trading Friday, erasing modest early gains
2:29PM ( 27 minutes ago )
AP Exclusive: MLB raises salaries for minor leaguers in 2021
Major League Baseball is raising the minimum salary for minor league players in 2021, according to a memo sent from the commissioner’s office to all 30 teams obtained by The Associated Press
2:25PM ( 31 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Jimmy Hoffa associate who was suspect in disappearance dies
Charles “Chuckie” O'Brien, a longtime associate of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa who became a leading suspect in Hoffa's disappearance, has died
1:54PM ( 1 hour ago )
Full board of France's Cesar film awards steps down
The entire leadership of the Cesar Awards, France's version of the Oscars, has stepped down in a spat over its opaque decision-making process and a dispute involving director Roman Polanski, whose new film leads this year's nominations
1:40PM ( 1 hour ago )
Prosecutor: Weinstein saw victims as 'complete disposables'
Prosecutors completed their closing argument Friday at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial by saying he considered himself such a big shot in Hollywood that he thought he could get away with treating aspiring actresses as “complete disposables
1:39PM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Entertainment
Track: 5th straight sellout for season-opening Daytona 500
The Daytona 500 is a sellout for the fifth consecutive year
7:17PM ( 19 hours ago )
Jennifer Hudson set for Kobe Bryant tribute at All-Star Game
Jennifer Hudson is coming to the All-Star Game to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant with her voice
4:09PM ( 22 hours ago )
Darius Rucker's "Wagon Wheel" keeps rolling
Country singer Darius Rucker was surprised to learn that his song “Wagon Wheel” is now among the top five most popular country songs ever
2:25PM ( 1 day ago )
AP Online Recordings News
Limbaugh draws bipartisan criticism for Buttigieg remarks
Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh is drawing bipartisan criticism for saying the country won't elect openly gay Democrat Pete Buttigieg because it's not ready for a president who 'loves to kiss his husband on the debate stage
10:34PM ( 16 hours ago )
Smollett case could complicate reelection of top prosecutor
The decision by a grand jury to restore charges against Jussie Smollett could bedevil the reelection bid of the first black woman to hold Chicago's top law enforcement job
7:56PM ( 19 hours ago )
Gayle King accepts Snoop Dogg's apology for rant over Kobe
CBS anchor Gayle King says she accepts Snoop Dogg's apology for the profane, threatening video that he posted following an interview by her that angered some fans of the late Kobe Bryant
7:55PM ( 19 hours ago )
APOnline Celebrity News
Venezuelan president says arrest of Juan Guaidó "will come"
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says authorities haven't detained opposition leader Juan Guaidó because the courts haven’t ordered it, but he has warned: “It will come
2:29PM ( 26 minutes ago )
US stock indexes edge lower, head for weekly gains
Energy companies are leading U.S. stock indexes lower in afternoon trading Friday, erasing modest early gains
2:29PM ( 27 minutes ago )
AP Exclusive: MLB raises salaries for minor leaguers in 2021
Major League Baseball is raising the minimum salary for minor league players in 2021, according to a memo sent from the commissioner’s office to all 30 teams obtained by The Associated Press
2:25PM ( 31 minutes ago )
Michael Avenatti is convicted of trying to extort Nike
A lawyer who gained fame by representing porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump has been convicted of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike
2:25PM ( 31 minutes ago )
The First Fan: Obama appears at All-Star NBA Cares event
Former President Barack Obama — a huge basketball fan, officially the game’s First Fan during his eight years in office — made an unannounced appearance at an NBA Cares event during All-Star weekend in his hometown of Chicago with several of the league’s top rookies, second-year players and coaches
2:20PM ( 35 minutes ago )