R. Kelly’s trial is becoming more complicated by the day. Two more of R. Kelly’s victims recently claimed that he videotaped them having sex as minors. Kelly is now accused of engaging in sexual acts with victims hundreds of times before they turned 18.
According to Vice, federal prosecutors in Chicago say R. Kelly allegedly forced teenage girls to have sex with him, recorded the encounter, and rigged his 2008 trial. Federal prosecutors recently rested their case in a Chicago courtroom after four women testified that R. Kelly sexually assaulted them as children. Some of them claimed they had sex with him “hundreds” of times before they turned 18.
Kelly is charged with obtaining child pornography, conspiring to receive child pornography, and conspiring to hinder a federal investigation in Chigaco. He is also accused of multiple counts of coercing a juvenile into sexual activity and engaging in such behavior in order to generate footage.
According to one of the accusers, “Pauline,” who testified under the alias “Jane,” had her first sexual encounter with Kelly when she was 14 years old. Pauline claimed to have had scores of threesomes with Kelly and another accuser, “Jane,” as well as oral sex on the singer more than 80 times between the ages of 14 and 16.
Jane, who is now 37, testified earlier this month that Kelly started sexually assaulting her when she was 14 years old. Kelly was approximately 30 years old at the time. Jane said Kelly assaulted her numerous times beginning in 1998 when she was just 13 years old. She claimed that they first had intercourse when she was 15 years old.
Uncountable times. Hundreds.
Tracy, a different complainant, described how she met Kelly in 1999 while working as an intern for a record label. Before they kissed, and he started masturbating, she claimed she informed him she was 16-years-old. Tracy testified in court that Kelly “forced himself” on her in a hotel room before the two of them engaged in sexual activity in his studio.
Another incident where she claimed to have sobbed at a meeting with Kelly and Jane. Tracy apparently heard Kelly tell him to “stop being a baby” as he recorded the exchange. The last accuser to testify, “Nia,” claimed to have encountered Kelly in 1996 at age 15 while seeking his signature at an Atlanta mall.
The trial is taking place in Kelly’s hometown. Obviously, he is not getting any preferential treatment in Chicago during his trial. Stay tuned to Thirsty for more information.
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