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R. Kelly Accused Of Paying Bribe To Get 15-Year-Old Aaliyah A Fake ID, Used To Illegally Get Married

By Ryan Naumann

R. Kelly is accused of paying off a state official to get a fake ID for an underage Aaliyah, which allowed them to get married.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Kelly is now being charged for bribing an Illinois state official. Prosecutors say the then 27-year-old singer obtained the ID for 15-year-old Aaliyah the day before they illegally got married.

They forged the marriage certificate to say Aaliyah was 18.

The document states “On or about August 30, 1994, within the Northern District of Illinois, the defendant ROBERT SYL VESTER KELLY , together with others, did knowingly and intentionally cause another individual to promise and tender to a public officer and public employee property, to wit: Unites States currency, that such public officer and public employee was not authorized by law to accept, with the intent to influence the performance of an act related to the employment and function of a public officer and public employee, to wit: the creation of a fraudulent identification document for Jane Doe #1.”

Prosecutors do not hold back in the new documents. They write, “the defendant ROBERT SYLVESTER KELLY was the leader of the Enterprise.”

They accuse him of, “Committing, attempting and aiding and abetting the commission of crimes, conspiring to commit crimes, including but not limited to engaging in sexual activity with girls under 18 years old, engaging in and facilitating sexual activity without disclosing a sexually transmitted disease KELLY had contracted, producing child pornography, bribery and extortion.”

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Back in September, prosecutors revealed they had entered the marriage certificate into evidence in the criminal case.

They explained, “Defendant even married a 15-year-old girl when he was 27 years-old. The government produced in discovery to the defendant the official marriage application, marriage certificate, and annulment records for this marriage. Far from being a one- time mistake, defendant’s sexual abuse of minors was intentional and prolific.”

According to the marriage certificate obtained by The Blast, the wedding between Kelly and Aaliyah was officiated on August 31, 1994 by Elder Nathan J. Edmond during a religious ceremony in Rosemont, Illinois.

The marriage was made official when it was recorded on September 6, 1994, but it was later annulled after Aaliyah's parents filed paperwork.

Kelly’s marriage to the late singer Aaliyah, who he secretly married when she was only 15 and he was 27. They forged the marriage certificate to say Aaliyah was 18.

Kelly refused to answer questions about Aaliyah during his sit-down with Gayle King.


The alleged child sex predator still has his girlfriend Joycelyn Savage on his side. She released a video where she read a statement.

Joycelyn denies ever leaving the singer or the abuse allegations. She says someone was impersonating her on social media accounts. She said, “It is a shame how they are treating him. He does not deserve this. I am not going to be a part of the assassination of R. Kelly’s name, music career, and his character. How will we ever be able to get a fair trial?”

Kelly remains locked up despite his numerous pleas to be released.

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