It would be recalled that earlier in the year, R.Kelly's former back up singer, Jovante Cunningham has revealed that he had sex with late music star, Aaliyah when she was just 15 years old.
The unsealed indictment was revised in a Brooklyn federal court, which accuses the "Bump 'N Grind" singer of cooperating with others to pay for a fake ID for "Jane Doe" which is allegedly Aaliyah's alias name in court.
If you add up the dates, that Jane Doe would be Aaliyah (Aaliyah D. Haughton), who infamously married R. Kelly in 1994 when she was only 15 years old. "They allegedly found that on the day before his wedding to Aaliyah, Kelly and others in his circle bribed a public official in IL to create a fake ID for her for the wedding certificate to state that she was 18".
Kelly's alleged decades of sexual misconduct were the subject of the Lifetime docuseries "Surviving R. Kelly", which prompted public scrutiny of the singer in the weeks before the indictment was passed down. However, it does add a layer to the current indictment against R. Kelly filed in Brooklyn, New York.
Kelly, who has steadfastly denied the claims against him, was arrested in Chicago in July, where he faces charges related to child pornography.
The singer is now being held without bail. TMZ obtained federal documents, which showed that R. Kelly and his associates brided an IL government official to get his hands on "fraudulent identification document" for Aaliyah. "Except that my understanding is that she did not claim to be 15 and, in order to get married, she had to lie about her age".
Defense attorney Douglas Anton on Thursday called the latest charge against his client "ridiculous and absurd".
The fake ID was to be used to obtain a marriage licence that listed her age as 18, a person familiar with the matter said. He has pleaded not guilty.
At the same time, Kelly was indicted in NY with exploiting five victims, identified only as "Jane Does". According to court papers, they include one he met while she was a radio station intern around 2004 and another at one of his concerts in 2015. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to the original NY charges.
"That broke my heart - I was so disappointed in him", Demetrius said about Kelly impregnating his young girlfriend.