1990’s and 00’s R&B star Aaliyah who died in 2001 was married to R. Kelly for the sole reason to prevent the then 15 year old from testifying against him in court according to authorities.
Prosecutors are working around the clock to try to get the R & B singer behind bars for the remainder of his life and are throwing many accusations at him to make it stick. They have already accused R. Kelly of bribing a state official to obtain a fake ID for Aaliyah – a charge to which R. Kelly has pleaded not guilty.
According to Chicago Sun Times, The latest development’s from the prosecution includes documents that argue Kelly got married to his teenage girlfriend to prevent any possible future ramifications of her testifying against him in court about what their relationship truly entailed.
“As early as 1994, the defendant took steps to prevent law enforcement from discovering and investigating his crimes,” the complaint reads.
“As alleged in the EDNY (Eastern District of New York) indictment, in August 1994, the defendant and others bribed a government employee to create false identification for Jane Doe #1. Witnesses have advised the government that the defendant engaged in this bribery scheme to obtain a marriage license so he could quickly and secretly marry Jane Doe #1 to avoid criminal charges for engaging in a sexual relationship with Jane Doe #1, who was a minor at the time.
“Specifically, the defendant believed that his marriage to Jane Doe #1 would prevent her from being able to testify against him in the event he were prosecuted for his criminal sexual relationship with her.”
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