(CNN)Entertainer R. Kelly has been indicted by a New York grand jury with one count of bribery, and the New York Occasions is reporting that the charge is linked to acquiring a phony ID so he could marry a 15-year-outdated singer.
It’s part of a superseding indictment filed Thursday by federal prosecutors in the Jap District of New York, who accuse Kelly of bribing an Illinois authorities staff on or about August 30, 1994, to obtain “a fraudulent identification document for Jane Doe #1, an individual whose id is known to the Grand Jury.”
The demand is related to Kelly’s relationship with Aaliyah Haughton, who was 15 yrs old in 1994 when Kelly reportedly married her, the New York Moments reviews, citing the indictment and a individual acquainted with the make any difference.
Jane Doe #one is Aaliyah, the New York Moments claimed, citing a man or woman familiar with the subject. Their marriage was afterwards annulled, the NYT documented, citing court paperwork. The R&B singer died in a plane crash in 2001 at 22.
Right before the new report on the identity of Jane Doe, Kelly’s defense legal professional, Steve Greenberg, known as the indictment “ridiculous.”
“We are heading to assessment the indictment, which we just acquired this afternoon. It won’t glance like it materially changes just about anything in the situation,” Greenberg explained Thursday. “We continue on to perform on this and look forward to the day Robert is no cost.”
Kelly was also billed in the Jap District of New York in July in an indictment that accused him of violating the Mann Act by coercing and transporting women and women throughout point out lines to engage in illegal sexual exercise as considerably back again as 1999.
He pleaded not responsible in August to the costs in that indictment that included counts of racketeering, kidnapping, pressured labor and sexual exploitation of a youngster. The indictment details alleged incidents in 4 states: Illinois, Connecticut, California and New York. 5 Jane Does are referenced during the doc, including 3 minors.
The New York based criminal trial versus the disgraced R&B singer is established to begin in Might 2020.