R. Kelly’s pile of legal issues just got bigger … he’s been hit with several new charges by federal prosecutors in New York, and they include crimes against a minor.
According to legal docs — obtained by TMZ — Kelly’s been hit with a new indictment related to 2 new alleged victims, one of whom was under 18 when she says she had sex with Kelly in 2015. The indictment, out of the Eastern District of NY, includes charges of coercion and enticement, coercion of a minor and transportation of a minor across state lines.
The woman who was a minor is listed as Jane Doe #5, and she claims Kelly never told her he had herpes during their relationship. Jane Doe #6 says she too was exposed to the virus because they had unprotected sex.
In addition, Kelly’s also been hit with new racketeering charges including allegations he used, “force, threats of force, physical restraint and threats of physical restraint.”
Kelly remains behind bars in Illinois while he awaits trial, and maintains his innocence.
Recently, one of Kelly’s former live-in girlfriends, Azriel Clary, has come out and accused the singer of brainwashing her and forcing her to lie to the public about their relationship when she was underage.
In a video obtained by TMZ, Clary was seen in a physical fight with Joycelyn Savage, another one of Kelly’s girlfriends.
The new federal charges bring the total to 9 in New York and 13 in Illinois. He also has pending cases in Illinois state and Minnesota.