R. Kelly is facing more sexual crime charges. The singer has been charged with two counts of engaging in prostitution with a person under 18 in Minnesota.Mike Freeman, an attorney for the county, said the alleged incident occurred when a fan was trying to get an autograph from the singer before a concert. The lawyer claims Kelly gave the woman his phone number, and when she called him, he told her to go to his hotel room. “After some discussion she was offered $200 to take off her clothes and dance for him,” Freeman said. “After accepting the $200, she got naked and they proceeded to dance.”
They then had sexual contact, which the attorney said was not intercourse, and Kelly allegedly gave her VIP seats to his show. Afterwards, they stayed in contact and discussed a visit to Chicago, where Kelly lives.
The charges are the latest legal problem for Kelly, who remains jailed in New York after pleading not guilty last week in federal court to charges that he sexually abused women and girls who attended his concerts there.
He is accused of using his fame to recruit young women and girls into illegal sexual activity.
The disgraced singer is also charged separately in Chicago with engaging in child pornography.