The Detroit Police Department are looking into claims that singer R. Kelly was involved in an alleged sexual relationship with a Detroit teenage girl almost 20 years ago.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig said in a statement, that his department was tipped off by the Chicago Police Department to a “criminal sexual conduct” allegation against Kelly that “possibly occurred” in Detroit in 2001- according to People.com
“We are aware of the allegations made against R. Kelly that possibly occurred in 2001. We’ve received information from [the] Chicago Police Department of a victim, who lives out-of-state, who had made allegation[s] of a criminal sexual conduct incident against R. Kelly,” the statement read. “The incident allegedly occurred in the City of Detroit when the victim was 13 years old. Based on the information received we have made several attempts to follow up with her. We have reached out, at the direction of the victim, to her lawyer and we are eagerly waiting to speak with her.”
The alleged victim claims she was connected to R Kelly via his assistant, who was also her friend at the time. While visiting her mom here in Detroit, the now 30 year old victim says she and R Kelly allegedly had sex at a hotel in Detroit in December 2001, and again later at a recording studio several weeks later. The alleged Detroit victim is also claiming that the Kelly gave her herpes when she was 17 years old, after visiting Kelly in his Atlanta home over a period of four years.
Stay tuned for more details.