Another victim has come forward in the R. Kelly case, claiming that she began having sex with the singer when she was a minor. According to the Chicago Tribune, on Friday (February 14th), Illinois prosecutors filed an amendment indictment, which includes the new allegations and a request to forfeit all assets including Kelly’s production company, Bass Productions Ltd., and a business owned by longtime manager and co-defendant Derrel McDavid. The victim, identified as “Minor 6,” has claimed that she began having sex with when she was 14 or 15-years-old, from 1997 to 2000.
Minor 6 has replaced another victim, identified as “Minor 2,” in the amended indictment, with the publication noting, “While Minor 2 is no longer listed as a victim in the new charges, the superseding indictment identifies the same person as Individual D – indicating that she may still be cooperating with authorities. Kelly allegedly paid Individual D hundreds of thousands of dollars to return videotapes that showed Kelly having sexual contact with her and another underage girl.”
Kelly's attorney Steven Greenberg responded to the news, tweeted, “We are aware of the superseding indictment. We continue to fight for him and look forward to the day he is free.”
Kelly is currently facing charges related to the sexual abuse of minors in four jurisdictions across the country. The allegations of sexual abuse span decades.