The age-old axiom, “when it rains it pours,” is definitely applicable in the case of sinking singer R. Kelly. In addition to being charged with 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse, and being investigated by the feds for alleged sex trafficking, authorities in Detroit have launched a probe into allegations that Kelly raped a teen girl and gave her a sexually transmitted disease.
Detroit cops are investigating the case of a woman who was allegedly the victim of statutory rape beginning at age 13 and who eventually contracted the STD herpes from the “Step in the Name of Love” singer, according to CBS 2.
The unidentified victim is now 30. The woman said she and Kelly, 52, first had sex at a Detroit hotel on Dec. 30, 2001, and then at the singer’s recording studio in the Motor City a few weeks later.
Over the next four years, the woman said, she visited Kelly at his Atlanta home. It is in Georgia where she said Kelly allegedly gave her the sexually transmitted disease, CBS states.
Even though the woman no longer lives in Michigan, detectives are eager to fly her in for a more formal round of questioning.
“We are eagerly waiting to speak to the alleged victim,” Detroit Police Chief James Craig told the outlet.
This is significant since three of Kelly’s alleged victims in Chicago were under the age of 17 at the time of the alleged abuse. This helps establish a modus operandi — or pattern of behavior — to further prove in a court of law that Kelly has long lusted after, and copulated, with children.
The “I Believe I Can Fly” singer was out on bond on those charges until Wednesday, when he was taken into custody for failing to pay $161,000 in child support.
He forcefully and angrily denied the sex abuse charges in a super-charged interview on “CBS This Morning” with Gayle King that aired Wednesday.
R. Kelly, 52, has pleaded not guilty to 10 charges of criminal sexual abuse that could send him to prison for life if he is convicted.
This further helps establish a link between this unidentified victim and a woman named Faith Rodgers, 21, who sued the singer in New York Supreme Court earlier this year, claiming he sexually assaulted her when she was 19 and gave her herpes.