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R. Kelly accused of sexually exploiting 17-year-old boy in sex-trafficking trial

NEW YORK (AP) — After several days of testimony from women claiming they were groomed and sexually abused by r-kelly” target=”_blank”>R. Kelly< trial in new-york-city” target=”_blank”>New York City<-area home in 2007 with false offers of helping him with his fledgling music career.

Kelly asked the alleged victim, then 17, “what I was willing to do for music,” the witness said. He replied, “I’ll carry your bags. … Anything you need, I’ll be willing to do.”

“That’s not it. That’s not it,” he said Kelly responded before asking him if he ever fantasized about having sex with men. He described how Kelly then “crawled down on his knees and proceeded to give me oral sex,” even though, “I wasn’t into it.”

SCENES FROM WEEK 2 OF THE R. KELLY SEX TRAFFICKING TRIAL

Afterward, “he told me to keep between him and me,” he said.

R. Kelly has been accused of sexual misconduct by a man, who claimed that the singer performed unwanted oral sex on him when he was only 17.

R. Kelly has been accused of sexual misconduct by a man, who claimed that the singer performed unwanted oral sex on him when he was only 17.
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In a later episode, Kelly snapped his fingers to summon a naked girl from where she was hiding under a boxing ring to give Kelly and the witness oral sex, the man told the jury.

He kept seeing Kelly after that because “I really wanted to make it in the music industry,” he said.

The witness was testifying as part of a cooperation agreement stemming from his guilty plea in a separate case alleging he was part of a botched scheme to bribe a woman to not testify against Kelly. No charges were brought against Kelly related to the scheme.

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Kelly, 54, has repeatedly denied accusations that he preyed on victims during a 30-year career highlighted by his 1996 mega hit “music” target=”_blank”>I Believe I Can Fly<

Afterward, she and her friend “unlocked the door and ran out of there,” she said.

On cross-examination, defense attorney Deveraux Cannick pressed the witness on why, after someone allegedly “raped you,” she waited more than two decades to contact law enforcement.

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“Because I didn’t want to feel more shame and trauma,” she said.

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