A criminal investigation is being called on singer R. Kelly for allegedly holding women as hostages in his houses.
John Eaves, Chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissions, in Atlanta, Georgia, has asked authorities to begin a criminal investigation of R. Kelly after new evidence has been found.
A news release sent to FOX 5 revealed that investigators have found new information pertaining to the accusations against Kelly.
This statement was released by the Chairman on Friday morning:
“A detailed local investigation by the John Creek Police Department has provided key information that we believe is enough evidence that gives the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office all it needs to advance a criminal investigation of the well-known allegations.
Today, I am asking District Attorney Paul Howard and his investigative officers and prosecutors to fully review the report of the Johns Creek Police and follow every lead—no matter where it leads, or who it implicates, and bring those persons to swift justice.
No one should be above the law, because of their income or their zip code. And we will not allow our young girls and young women to be preyed upon by predators or anyone who aims to brainwash and strip them of their human dignity and their right to be free.
Again, as a father of a teenager daughter and a responsible leader in this community, we have a moral responsibility to stand up for people who cannot protect themselves. Today, I am asking our Fulton County Justice officials to do just that. If we won’t protect our young girls and young women, who will?”
According to FOX 5, there will be a news conference at 11:30 am ET where Eaves will ask for a criminal investigation.
(Source: FOX 5)
(Photo Credit Aaron J. Thornton / PR Photos)
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