Singer R. Kelly has been hit with new charges that appear to be related to his 1994 marriage to a teenager, the AP reports.
“A revised indictment in federal court in Brooklyn accuses R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a ‘fraudulent identification document’ for someone identified only as ‘Jane Doe’ on Aug. 30, 1994,” the story reports. “A day later, R. Kelly, then 27, married 15-year-old R&B singer Aaliyah D. Haughton in a secret ceremony arranged by Kelly at a hotel in Chicago. The marriage was annulled months later because of Haughton’s age.”
Kelly, 52, had already been charged by Brooklyn prosecutors with racketeering, kidnapping, forced labor and sexual exploitation. The prosecuotrs “alleged he and his employees and assistants picked out women and girls at concerts and groomed them for sexual abuse,” the AP reports.
Kelly, who also faces charges of child pornography and obstruction of justice in Chicago, is being held without bond.