R.Kelly – Illinois Prosecutors Asks Possible Victims To Come Forward
Illinois prosecutors are asking possible R.Kelly victims to come forward. On Tuesday, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx held a press conference, asking that any accusers or alleged victims to contact her office.
Foxx revealed that the relatives of two missing women have contacted her office with concerns about possible contact with Kelly. Both women have been missing for three to four years. She urged anyone with information about Kelly to contact police or call the prosecutors’ office at 773-674-6492.
We’re in the process of trying to get information and conversations going with those who have information.
Kelly’s local attorney, Steve Greenberg, responded the prosecutor’s actions stating,
The idea that a prosecutor would solicit potential victims like a late-night personal injury attorney is offensive. People know if they are a victim of a crime to contact the police. … Nobody has come forward and said they were the victim of any misconduct by Mr. Kelly because nobody has been.
Meanwhile, Foxx emphasizes that in order to properly investigate, she needs to hear from the victims themselves.
This isn’t one of those situations where it’s just forensics. We need actual witnesses and victims to have the courage to tell their stories.
Foxx says of this situation,
I was sickened by the allegations. I was sickened as a survivor, I was sickened as a mother, I’m sickened as a prosecutor.
The prosecutors press conference comes after Lifetime aired the documentary, “Surviving R. Kelly”. R.Kelly has denied abusing women or running a cult and maintains his innocence.