- R. Kelly’s bail was set at $US1 million on Saturday for 10 charges of sexual abuse.
- In the hearing, prosecutors read graphic accounts of his alleged abuse, which included accounts of sex with minors and cases of assault.
- Two shirts have reportedly been submitted, showing DNA and samples that match R. Kelly’s genetic profile, according to prosecutors.
- One victim says she met R. Kelly outside of his child pornography trial in 2008.
- Another says she met the artist at her 16th birthday party.
- An alleged assault victim said Kelly tried to force her to perform oral sex while she was supposed to be working on his hair.
- One account is reminiscent of a key storyline in the Lifetime documentary “Surviving R. Kelly.”
R. Kelly made his first appearance in court Saturday, where he learned that his bail was set at $US1 million, but that wasn’t the most shocking detail to come out of the hearing. Prosecutors also read incredibly graphic allegations of sexual abuse that accompanied the 10 charges against him.
The allegations, separated by alleged victim, were published in full by the Chicago Sun-Times Nader Issa.
One accusation – which identified the victim as “J.P.,” who was allegedly 16 at the time of the incident – said Kelly met the girl at his previous child pornography trial in 2008.
Kelly allegedly invited her to his home, where he would “spit on her, slap her in the face and choke her,” prosecutors said.
“The victim saved one of the shirts she was wearing when Robert Kelly ejaculated on her and gave that shirt to the Olympia Fields Police Department,” the documents added.
In the Lifetime documentary “Surviving R. Kelly,” which documents numerous allegations from alleged survivors of Kelly’s abuse, a very similar account is retold from a girl who says she met Kelly while waiting outside of his 2008 trial, where he was eventually exonerated of child pornography charges.
Another account describes a different 16-year-old who says she met Kelly while she was at a restaurant for her birthday party. “Robert Kelly’s manager then gave the victim Robert Kelly’s business card with Robert Kelly’s personal number written on it and told the victim Robert Kelly wanted her to call him,” prosecutors said.
Kelly allegedly told her to take a cab to his studio after her father dropped her off at school. Prosecutors went on to give graphic depictions of numerous sex acts between the two that allegedly occurred at his Chicago studio.
“Afterwards, Robert Kelly told the victim to get an envelope with money from the receptionist that the victim assumed was to pay for the cab rides to and from Robert Kelly’s studio. The envelope contained a large sum of money, more than was needed to pay for two cab rides,” prosecutors said.
Another accusation describes a tape that allegedly shows Kelly having sex with a 14-year-old girl, whom a witness said is the niece of an individual identified only as “S.E.,” prosecutors said.
Some speculated on Saturday that “S.E.” referred to Stephanie Edwards, also known as Sparkle, Kelly’s former backup singer. Edwards previously identified her niece in the 2008 video that was the subject of Kelly’s child pornography charges, and she discussed the tape and her niece’s interactions with Kelly in detail in “Surviving R. Kelly.”
In the last accusation read by prosecutors, Kelly is accused of trying to forcibly coerce a 24-year-old hairdresser who was working with him to give him oral sex. The prosecutors said Kelly grabbed her head and pushed it towards his exposed penis. When she resisted, Kelly allegedly ejaculated and spit on her shirt, which she later submitted to police. DNA found on the shirt is said to match Kelly’s DNA profile, prosecutors said.
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