Embattled American singer R Kelly has been charged again with another offence which he reportedly committed in 1994.
The 50-year-old songwriter was accused by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn of arranging to get a fake ID in order to marry Aaliyah when she was 15 by bribing a public official. According to the court documents obtained by NBC, the singer was indicted on Thursday on the new count of bribery.
The federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York alleged that on the day before his wedding to Aaliyah, Kelly and others in his circle bribed a public official in Illinois to create a fake ID for Jane Doe #1 with which he married Aaliyah. As reported by NBC, the person who received the fraudulent identification in Illinois is identified only as Jane Doe #1 in the superseding indictment filed in the Eastern District of New York ans was found out to be Aaliyah.
“Another court document filed in that case lists marriage records for Kelly and Jane Doe #1 in Cook County as well as an annulment in Wayne County and her birth certificate in a list of discovery exhibits”, NBC reported.
Meanwhile, R Kelly, amidst all other charges leveled against him was also accused by a Lawyer of paying $2m to silence his child pornography victimPhotos Credit: Getty