Prosecutors Reportedly Used Aaliyah Marriage as Evidence Against R. Kelly
Prosecutors have been working hard to make sure R. Kelly doesn’t get a chance to have a judge reconsider him for a bond. In a new document that surfaced, prosecutors said the judge was right for denying bond to Kelly. They said “The Court’s ruling that the defendant is a danger to the community was supported by clear and convincing evidence. The government proffered at the detention hearing that Minor 1 testified under oath in the grand jury that Robert Kelly sexually abused her repeatedly beginning when she was as young as 13 years old and that the videos named in Counts 1, 2, and 3 of the Indictment all show Robert Kelly sexually abusing her when she was 14 and 15 years old.”
From there, they brought up Kelly’s secret marriage to Aaliyah, saying “Defendant even married a 15-year-old girl when he was 27 years old. The government produced in discovery to the defendant the official marriage application, marriage certificate, and annulment records for this marriage. Far from being a one- time mistake, the defendant’s sexual abuse of minors was intentional and prolific.”
source: The Blast
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