Georgia official demands criminal investigation into R. Kelly's cult allegations

Georgia official demands criminal investigation into R. Kelly's cult allegations

Eaves has now announced he'll host a press conference Friday morning in Fulton County, where he's expected to announce a criminal investigation after new evidence was unearthed by law enforcement. The statement also asks that the D.A. office "follow every lead - no matter where it leads or who it implicates, and bring those persons to swift justice".

After weeks of being at the center of a major sex scandal, R. Kelly might finally get trapped in a criminal investigation. "Once the evaluation is complete, we will take the appropriate action".

John Eaves, who is Chairman of the Fulton County, Georgia and now running for mayor of Atlanta, cited new evidence uncovered by law enforcement as he called for the investigation.

Eaves said he doesn't know the contents of the file on Kelly but believes it could be "of felony nature".

Last month, Buzzfeed broke an explosive story alleging that R. Kelly has been holding and controlling a group of underaged women in a "cult," where he sexually coaches them, makes child pornography, controls their appearance, and dictates when they're allowed to eat, bathe and sleep. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard confirms there is no investigation into the singer regarding allegations he's holding several women against their will in his Atlanta home.

A Cook County Sheriff's police report obtained by NBC Chicago states officers performed a well-being check at Kelly's Chicago music studio at the request of the parents of a Georgia singer, who told authorities their daughter was "being held against her will along with another young lady".

R. Kelly has denied the allegations in a statement to TMZ, writing: 'Mr.

No one should be above the law, because of their income or their zip code.

Eaves received a police report from the metro Atlanta area city of Johns Creek.

Kelly has adamantly denied the allegations however, suggesting the rumors are a "bunch of crap".

Fulton County commissioners previously voted unanimously to send a letter to Live Nation to shut down an upcoming Kelly concert in Atlanta on August 25, but Live Nation, which runs his tour, has said the concert will proceed.