The R&B Singer, R. Kelly’s inner circle reportedly handed over 20 underage sex tapes to authorities which led to his recent arrest.
investigators in the Northern District of Illinois have uncovered over 20 videos of Kelly engaged with minors.
Kelly was taken into custody by federal agents On Thursday (July 11) over a 13-count indictment related to child pornography and other federal crimes
The singer is facing other counts for racketeering, violation of the Mann Act, and obstruction of justice. Kelly is also facing 11 other sex abuse charges in Cook County relating to his alleged abuse of Jerhonda Pace, who shared her story in the Lifetime series Surviving R. Kelly.
Gerald Griggs, the lawyer for Joycelyn Savage’s family, and federal law enforcement sources, the tapes show multiple victims that were reportedly underage. Griggs says the videos were what the feds needed to secure indictments for sex crimes, including child pornography.
The 52-year-old singer already faces over a dozen state felony charges related to sexual abuse accusations in Chicago involving four women, three of whom were underage at the time.
He was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in February, with 11 new charges filed against him in May. He has pleaded not guilty to those charges.