Woman alleges she had sex with R. Kelly in Detroit hotel room when she was 13 years old

Posted at 8:44 PM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 09:18:35-05

(WXYZ) — Detroit police say they are aware of an allegation made by a woman who said she had sex with singer R. Kelly at a Detroit-area hotel in 2001 when she was 13 years old.

However, police say they have not yet spoken with the woman.

Kelly is currently jailed after being taken into custody at a hearing about unpaid child support. He was previously out on bond after being charged in Chicago with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse.

Kelly vehemently denied the charges in an interview that aired Wednesday on CBS This Morning.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig responded to the recent accusation with the below statement:

We are aware of the allegations made against R. Kelly that possibly occurred in 2001. Approximately a month ago, we've receive information from Chicago Police Department of a victim, who lives out of state, who had made allegation of a criminal sexual conduct incident against R. Kelly. The incident allegedly occurred in the City of Detroit when the victim was 13 years old. Based on the information received, we have made several attempts to follow up with her. We have reached out, at the direction of the victim, to her lawyer and we are eagerly waiting to speak with her.