R. Kelly has just been accused of having sex with a 13 year old girl in 2001 and later giving her herpes.
You recall, R. Kelly is currently in jail for not paying his ex-wife child support worth $121,000.
This is coming days after he was released on bail for 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, for which he faces 40-70 years in prison if found guilty.
However, on Wednesday afternoon, Kelly was arrested and taken back to jail after failing to pay child support. Reports say Kelly will remain behind bars until he coughs up the money despite the singer being “depressed, deflated, and upset” about being sent back to jail.
Well, a new victim is now claiming that Kelly assaulted her in 2001, when she was still a 13-year-old girl. The incident, she says, happened in Detroit.
The woman claims she visited Kelly at his home for four years and that he gave her herpes when she was 17.
R Kelly has history with Detroit as this is where his alleged marriage to then 15-year-old singer Aaliyah took place, after they had met when she was only 12.
Police Chief James Craig issued a statement on Wednesday evening, indicating that they were following up with the alleged victim.
“We are aware of the allegations made against R Kelly that possibly occurred in 2001. Approximately a month ago, we receive(d) information from Chicago Police Department of a victim, who lives out of state, who had made (an) allegation of a criminal sexual conduct incident against R. Kelly.
“The incident allegedly occurred in the City of Detroit when the victim was 13 years old.”
“Based on the information received we have made several attempts to follow up with the victim.
“We have reached out, at the direction of the victim, to her lawyer and we are eagerly waiting to speak to her concerning the allegations.
“Right now, we have not made contact with her.”
“The Detroit Police Department takes criminal sexual assaults very seriously as well as all acts of violence committed against our residents, and will investigate all cases equally and with vigor in efforts to bring justice to the victims and their families.”
Steve Greenberg, who is Kelly’s defense attorney, has declined to comment on the latest allegations.