R. Kelly Facing New Charges Of Sexually Abusing Two Boys, Ahead Of Trial

R&B singer R. Kelly covers his mouth as he speaks to members of his entourage as he leaves the Leighton Criminal Courts Building following a hearing on June 26
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Disgraced R&B singer Robert Kelly is facing new allegations.

As reported on sources, prosecutors in New York accuse R. Kelly of sexually abusing two teenage boys. The Jasmine Brand says federal documents mention a John Doe, a young boy Kelly is accused of abusing.

Court documents from 2006 show that R. Kelly met a John Doe and asked the boy “what he was willing to do to succeed in the music business. Kelly later allegedly clarified he wanted the unidentified teen to engage in sexual acts with him. The teen is said to have introduced Kelly to his other male teen friend. 

The complaint says years later, R. Kelly asked the second John Doe to engage in sexual acts with him and allegedly compensated him with money for it. The singer reportedly met both males when they were 17. 

TJB notes, prosecutors say they have a witness who will testify Kelly made her download child pornography involving boys. The complaint also says they found screen recordings of young males engaging in sex acts. Prosecutors say of Kelly’s cell phone, “video on the device also indicates the file was created on the device May 26, 2019.”

R. Kelly is awaiting trial at a New York jail. Jury selection begins in two weeks. The singer maintains his innocence.