(AllHipHop News) Robert Kelly could be facing serious legal trouble on both the state and federal level. Last week, the singer was charged with 11 additional sex-related counts in Cook County, Illinois after the initial 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse filed in February.
According to TMZ, a former staff member for the Grammy winner testified before a federal grand jury on Thursday. The person reportedly claimed to have first-hand knowledge of R. Kelly recording sexual encounters with underage girls and keeping the video tapes as trophies.
The website reports:
Sources directly connected to the case tell TMZ ... the ex-employee testified in front of a federal grand jury in the Northern District of Illinois Thursday, and claims to have been in possession of multiple tapes in which the singer engages in sex acts with minors. We're told the former employee told grand jurors R. Kelly paid a large sum of cash to the employee and in return, the employee handed a tape over to the singer. We're told somehow the tape in question ended up in the hands of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx.
Apparently, Kelly is under federal investigation for allegedly transporting minors across state lines for the purpose of having sex. His associates supposedly assisted the "Bump n' Grind" performer with his efforts to move the girls.
The feds are also said to be looking into whether Kelly's team took part in witness intimidation during the Chicago native's 2008 child pornography case in state court. Kelly was acquitted in that trial. The self-described "Pied Piper of R&B" maintains he is innocent of all current and past allegations.