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Grammy winner, R. Kelly’s trial is set for August 9 in New York. With 22 charges of sexual abuse against young girls and women, federal prosecutors are looking to get more charges filed against him.
Prosecutors allege R. Kelly initiated sexual relationships with two teenage boys in the early 2000’s. A 17-year-old aspiring musician, he met at a Chicago McDonald’s, who then in turn introduced R. Kelly to another young man, who was 16 at the time. Allegedly, R. Kelly had intimate relationships with both young boys and also forced them to have sex with several women including a minor, in which the boys claim they were filmed in that incident. Prosecutors are seeking to have evidence of these alleged crimes used in his upcoming trial.
R. Kelly has denied every allegation and his lawyers have yet to respond to the latest allegations.
The judge is yet to rule on whether the evidence will be considered.