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Warrant out for R. Kelly, a no-show at sex crime hearing

R. Kelly failed to appear in court in Minneapolis on Thursday to face two sex-crime charges, leading to a bench warrant issued for his arrest. He was to make his first appearance in Hennepin County, Minnesota, on charges of child prostitution and solicitation stemming from a 2001 encounter with a teen girl, in the fourth of four sets of sex-crime charges pending against him in state and federal courts in three states.

Kelly, 52, is currently locked up in a federal detention center in Chicago after he was indicted in Illinois and in New York on multiple sex crimes. R. Kelly leaves court in Chicago on June 6, 2019. R. Kelly leaves court in Chicago on June 6, 2019. (Photo: Amr Alfiky/ AP) Chuck Laszewski, spokesman for the Hennepin County district attorney, said the likely result of the warrant is that Kelly will be ordered to appear in court in Minnesota after the federal case in Illinois is adjudicated.

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