R. Kelly Faces Prostitution Charges for Soliciting a Minor Who Asked Him for an Autograph

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R. Kelly is facing prostitution charges in Minnesota for allegedly soliciting a minor who asked for his autograph in 2001, the BBC reports.

According to NBC News, he faces one count of engaging in prostitution with a minor and one count of soliciting a minor for sexual purposes. The woman in question was 17 in 2001, and was allegedly offered $200 to dance in the nude for Kelly, who proceeded to touch her “all over her body,” according to a statement from the The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

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Kelly, who is currently being held without bail at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago, is now facing criminal proceedings in three states: in Illinois, where he was arrested last month on a 13-count federal grand jury indictment including charges of child porn, enticement of a minor, and obstruction of justice; in New York, where he is scheduled to be arraigned on racketeering and sex crime charges in federal court later this month; and now Minnesota.

R. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to all charges. He is scheduled to return to court in Chicago on September 4.

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