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R. Kelly charged in Minnesota with solicitation involving girl, 17

R. Kelly leaves the Leighton Criminal Courts Building following a hearing on June 26, 2019 in Chicago
Singer R. Kelly leaves court after a hearing in Chicago on June 26. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

R. Kelly was charged Monday by a Minnesota prosecutor with engaging in prostitution and solicitation after he was accused of inviting a 17-year-old girl to his hotel room 18 years ago and paid her $200 to dance naked with him.

The big picture: The 52-year-old R&B singer is already facing charges including sexual abuse, child pornography and obstruction of justice in Illinois and New York.

Go deeper: Women of color have been saying #MeToo for decades