R Kelly fails to turn up for hearing; arrest warrant issued

A Minnesota judge issued a bench warrant for the arrest of R&B singer R.Kelly on Thursday after the musician failed to appear for an initial court hearing in a case in which he is accused of offering a 17- year-old girl $200 to take off her clothes and dance in 2001.

Kelly- who is jailed in Chicago on sexual abuse and other charges- was charged in Minnesota in August for allegedly soliciting the girl after meeting her before a concert in Minneapolis.

During Thursday’s brief hearing, prosecutor Judith Cole told the Judge Jay Quam that federal authorities in Illinois were not willing to “give us access to him” until his case there is resolved.

The judge then issued a bench warrant as a formality.

R Kelly is an embattled man with sexual scandals in many states of the US.

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