R&B singer R. Kelly, who’s already facing sex crime charges in Chicago and Brooklyn, N.Y., now faces new charges in Minneapolis, The New York Post’s Page Six reports.
He’s accused of paying an underage girl to strip and then groping her in 2001, the story reports, citing Minnesota state prosecutors.
The report says Kelly “met the 17-year-old girl in July of that year when she asked the singer for an autograph at a promotional event, and he gave her his phone number and told her to call him, Hennepin County State’s Attorney Mike Freeman alleged.
“When the teen called, she was directed to Kelly’s hotel room, where he offered her $200 and told her to dance naked for him, the attorney alleged.”
Freeman said they did not have intercourse, according to the report, but Kelly allegedly touched her genitals and breasts as she danced over him in his bed. He added that she was later put on the guest list for his 18+ concert that night.
Kelly has reportedly been charged with two counts of prostitution with a person under 18 in connection with the incident.