BREAKING NEWS: R. Kelly faces two brand new charges in Minnesota in 2001 allegation

Embattled R&B singer R. Kelly faces brand new charges of prostitution and solicitation involving a girl under the age of 18 in Minnesota.



MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota authorities are charging singer R. Kelly with two counts of prostitution and solicitation involving a girl under 18 for an alleged incident in 2001.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says Robert Kelly is charged in an incident involving a girl he met at a concert. Freeman says the girl was trying to get an autograph from Kelly, and he gave her the autograph and a phone number.

R&B singer R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for an arraignment on sex-related felonies in Chicago. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)

The prosecutor says when the girl called the number she was invited to Kelly’s hotel, offered $200 to take off her clothes and dance. He says Kelly took his clothes off and they danced together.

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Freeman says his office investigated after getting a tip from a Chicago tip line.

Kelly’s attorney Steve Greenberg tweeted: “Give me a break. This is beyond absurd”

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