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R Kelly fails to show up in court for hearing on sex-crime charges

R Kelly has failed to show up for a court look in a case in which he is accused of providing a teenage girl $200 (£162) to take off her garments and dance in 2011.

The R&B singer was charged in Minnesota in August with soliciting the girl after assembly her earlier than a live performance in Minneapolis.

Kelly, whose full title is Robert Sylvester Kelly, faces beforehand filed federal and state charges in New York and Chicago.

He is in jail in Chicago on sexual abuse and different charges.

Prosecutor Judith Cole instructed Judge Jay Quam throughout Thursday’s transient hearing in Minneapolis that federal authorities in Illinois had been “not willing to give us access to him” till his case there’s resolved.

The choose then issued a bench warrant as a formality.

Kelly’s lawyer Steve Greenberg, who didn’t attend the hearing, known as the Minnesota charges “beyond absurd” after they had been introduced.

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