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Two Baltimore Women Accuse R. Kelly Of Sexual Misconduct When They Were Minors + Two Other R. Kelly Accusers Go Before Grand Jury, One Reportedly Has Physical Evidence

More women have come forward, accusing R. Kelly of sexual misconduct when they were minors. Meanwhile, two other accusers went before a grand jury and one of them reportedly provided physical evidence. Also, Homeland Security is reportedly compiling evidence against the singer. Deets inside...

It's been six weeks since the explosive LIFETIME docu-series "Surviving R. Kelly" rocked folks to the core. And now, more women are coming forward with claims that the singer sexually abused them as minors.

Two Baltimore women held a press conference, detailing how the Grammy Award winning singer took advantage of them back in 1995 when they were 15 and 16-years old.

Latresa Scaff and Rochelle Washington (above), joined by lawyer Gloria Allred, held a press conference in New York City to share their story publicly. One of them claims Kelly preyed on her as minor while she was under the influence of alcohol and marijuana.

According to the women, the singer picked them out of a crowd during at an afterparty following a performance at the Baltimore Grand in 1995. LL Cool J performed that night as well. Latresa Scaff, who was 16 at the time, said the singer invited them to his suite at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Inner Harbor in Baltimore. Her friend Rochelle Washington was 15.

When they got to the hotel, a man instructed to lift their dresses up as Kelly was making his way into the hotel room. She said a few minutes later, the "I Believe I Can I Fly" singer came into the room allegedly with his penis outside of his jeans.

She claims R. Kelly put his hands under her dress and asked if they could have a threesome. Rochelle wasn't with it, so she went into the bathroom. She said while under the influence of marijuana and alcohol, Kelly allegedly asked her to perform oral sex on him and she did it. After that, he allegedly had sexually intercourse with her.

“I’m coming forward now because I feel this is the right thing to do,” Scaff said during the conference. “I am speaking out because I want to encourage other victims who I know must be out there to come forward as well. I want justice for anyone who is a victim of R. Kelly,” she said.

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Gloria Allred also spoke during the conference, warning Kelly he can't hide anymore: 

We told you about a grand jury that was reportedly formed in Chicago after new evidence came to light. Now, two women have provided testimony before the grand jury and one of them came with receipts.

TMZ reports:

One alleged victim testified she was underage when she had sex with the singer in Illinois between 2008 and 2010. We're told she provided prosecutors with physical evidence to back her allegations. We do not know the nature of that evidence.

Our sources say the second woman told the grand jury she had knowledge of sexual encounters between R. Kelly and underage girls, and also corroborated details revealed in "Surviving R. Kelly."

Reportedly, a dozen of accusers have come forward following lawyer Michael Avenatti revealing he had turned over a NEW, never-before-seen video that allegedly shows R. K Kelly engaging in sex acts with an alleged underaged girl to police. He said it's NOT the same tape that was used in the child pornography case that was brought against Kelly in 2008.

Avenatti claims he has been investigating Kelly since April and that he's holding a press conference in Chicago today to discuss new details relating to his investigation:

 

 

A second grand jury was convened in the Southern District of New York, based on investigations by the F.B.I. and the I.R.S., according to the New Yorker.

The publication reports the singer is the subject of multiple criminal investigations, focused on a wide array of charges, conducted by state and federal prosecutors and law-enforcement officials in at least three states.

Below are the deets of the investigation:

Meanwhile, the investigative division of the Department of Homeland Security, which investigates sex trafficking, has formed a squad with roughly two dozen members, which is devoted to compiling evidence about a wide range of alleged crimes by Kelly. An official connected to that probe says that the squad’s leadership plans to convene a third grand jury, in the Eastern District of New York, soon. In addition, officials in Fulton County, Georgia, have reactivated a stalled investigation that was originally spurred by two sets of parents who went to local law-enforcement officials because they believe that their daughters are being held by Kelly against their will, in what they describe as a “cult.”

The D.H.S. investigation is looking, in part, at charges that Kelly transported girls across state lines “for immoral purposes,” in violation of the White-Slave Traffic Act, from 1910, which is more commonly known as the Mann Act. (There’s an echo of pop-music history here: the rock-and-roll pioneer Chuck Berry was convicted under the same law, in 1960, and spent a year and a half in federal prison.)

The D.H.S. investigators are gathering information about a girl who began a relationship with Kelly in 2015, when she was seventeen, which is below the age of consent in Florida, where she met him at a concert. The girl allegedly later became part of the “cult.” Her parents say that Kelly has held her and another girl (who met the singer in Georgia, when she was nineteen) in homes in Chicago and in suburban Atlanta. Kelly has since lost his Georgia properties and is now living in Chicago, where he was born. The two young women are still with him. A spokesperson for the D.H.S. said, “As a matter of practice, Homeland Security Investigations does not confirm or deny the existence of investigations.”

As previously reported, R. Kelly's lawyer, Steven Greenberg, claims he's unaware of a grand jury being formed. We're sure he'll get the memo soon, if he hasn't already.

 

Photos: Montez C Miller / Shutterstock.com/AP

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