When she called, the county attorney says, she was told to go to a Minneapolis hotel and a member of Kelly's staff allegedly took her to the singer's suite. He said Kelly took his clothes off and they danced together. The girl told her brother about the incident when he asked her about the front-row seat, Freeman said. She went on to say Kelly laid on the bed and she climbed on top of him.
"According to Victim, the defendant was rubbing her body" and fondling himself, according to the complaint. The victim was not 18 at the time of the incident, as she would not have been allowed entrance to the 18+ show if she had a standard ticket.
The girl was later offered VIP seating for Kelly's concert, Freeman said.
In a question about whether the state's three-year statute of limitations on the incident has expired, as no police report was filed in 2001, Freeman said, "That doesn't bar the prosecution here". He added that there was no sexual intercourse between Kelly and the victim.
Soliciting a minor for prostitution can carry a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and/or a $40,000 fine under Minnesota law.
In response to another question, Freeman said, "Before we can charge a case, we have to have sufficient evidence that a crime has been committed". Greenberg also tweeted: "Give me a break".
"It doesn't disturb me whatsoever that it may not go to trial, as long as he spends time for the crimes he's committed elsewhere", he continued, referring to the Chicago and NY charges against Kelly. "This is beyond absurd".
The alleged victim saw Kelly at City Center, where she requested an autograph. She called the woman "a child victim of Mr. Kelly" and said she showed courage to come forward.
Allred said her client is not a prostitute.
- Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced charges Monday against R&B singer R. Kelly for sexual misconduct involving an underage fan from Minnesota. He is accused of using his fame to recruit young women and girls into illegal sexual activity.
The charges are the latest legal problem for the 52-year-old singer, who remains jailed in NY after pleading not guilty last week in federal court to charges that he sexually abused women and girls who attended his concerts there.
It's the latest charge against Kelly, 52, whose legal name is Robert Sylvester Kelly.