In 1994 the marriage of R. Kelly and Aaliyah kept their marriage under wraps as they ceremony took place in Illinois. Aaliyah was only 15 years old, while R. Kelly was 27 years of age. The union was annulled a year later after the family demanded the end of the relationship after finding out.
This past altercation has now led Illinois prosecutors to believe that the request of R. Kelly’s lawyers should be denied in terms of giving the R & B singer bail. The prosecutors wrote to a judge in the Northern District of Illinois, “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, defendant’s sexual abuse of minors was intentional and prolific.”
Even though Kelly is facing many charges for sexual abuse and child pornography, the marriage documents provide indisputable evidence that R. Kelly has exploited minors and poses a threat to society if released. “The extent of defendant’s sexual abuse of minor girls is staggering: the Indictment in this district alone alleges five minor victims, and as proffered at the detention hearing, defendant sexually abused those girls hundreds of times before they turned 18 years old,” the filing reads.