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Fulton Chairman Wants Criminal Investigation Of Singer R. Kelly

Aug 11, 2017

John Eaves, chairman of the Fulton County Commission, called Friday for a criminal investigation of singer R. Kelly.

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There have been unconfirmed allegations of sexual misconduct made against Kelly, including claims that the R&B singer is holding women in an abusive "cult" in a Johns Creek home. Kelly and his representatives have denied those allegations presented in a BuzzFeed story.

According to a press release, Eaves cited “new evidence discovered by law enforcement” and called for “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.”

However, police say there's nothing to pursue.

“There is no allegation of any type of criminal activity that has been alleged -- nothing that's been alleged here that is against Georgia law -- so there is no investigation from the Johns Creek Police Department at this point,” said Capt. Chris Byers of the police department.

The Fulton County District Attorney's Office says it's evaluating an "informational file" involving Kelly from the police department but is not actively investigating.

“Once the evaluation is complete, we will take the appropriate action. We are not investigating Mr. Kelly; we are merely reviewing the informational file provided by the Johns Creek Police Department,” according to a statement from Howard's office.

As of Friday, R. Kelly is still scheduled to perform at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater on Aug. 25.

Fulton commissioners had wanted to cancel the concert being held at the county-owned venue. However, they don't have the power to do so.

The WABE digital department contributed to this report