Federal investigators in Illinois are STILL looking into the possibility of moreÂ R. Kelly sex tapes that may allegedly show him engaging in lewd acts with underage girls, according to a new report out this morning inÂ TMZ.
Prosecutors are reportedly “doing everything they can to find footage,” after prosecutors interviewing those close to Kelly have determined that there may be several more VHS tapes in existence showing the R&B singer engaging in sex with minors.
Now, there have long been rumors floating around the entertainment industry about a supposed “stash” of R. Kelly sex tapes — pretty much ever since his first child porn trial back in 2008, people alleged that the tapes existed in various forms. Law enforcement has never been able to find them, though, and it appears that now the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois is going all in to figure out once and for all if those tapes can be traced and discovered now.
Should another sex tape — or even a stash of sex tapes — be found, it would presumably be a major bomb shell in the federal investigations against Kelly right now. It’s unclear whether investigators have made much headway there, but there’s no shortage of desire to conclusively determine whether or not the tapes even exist.
It’s also important to make this distinction about Kelly, too: the tape search is connected with aÂ third case against R. Kelly in Illinois, which is entirely separate from the two that are currently underway in New York and have so far dominated headlines. This third case, in the Northern District of Illinois, is largely an investigation into the same things — sex trafficking, tax evasion, obstruction of justice — but in a separate jurisdiction from the first two, which are being held in the Eastern District of New York, and the Southern District of New York.
The U.S. Attorney’s office has not commented about the sex tape search.
R. Kelly’s attorney,Â Steven Greenberg — who himself has had some serious issues representing the singer — did release a comment to the public, saying (below):
“The purpose of this, as with all investigations, is to see if there was or was not wrongdoing. It certainly does not mean there was.”
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