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A Georgia Official Is Calling For A Criminal Investigation Into R. Kelly

The Chairman of the Fulton County, Georgia, on Friday called for a full criminal investigation into R. Kelly over allegations the singer is sexually exploiting young women and holding them against their will, citing new evidence uncovered by law enforcement. John Eaves — who is running for mayor of Atlanta — announced at a press conference on Friday that an investigative file produced by Johns Creek police department has been handed over to the district attorney. Eaves called on the district attorney to "investigate the matter and leave no stone unturned." "Today, I am asking District Attorney Paul Howard and his investigative officers and prosecutors to fully review the report of the John Creek Police and follow every lead — no matter where it leads, or who it implicates, and bring those persons to swift justice," Eaves said in a statement. Three former members of Kelly's inner circle told BuzzFeed News that he "controls every aspect of their lives: dictating what they eat, how they dress, when they bathe, when they sleep, and how they engage in sexual encounters that he records." R. Kelly denied the allegations in BuzzFeed News' report and one woman said she was fine. Eaves said he has not read the contents of the investigative file compiled by law enforcement but said he is encouraging the district attorney to launch a full investigation. Eaves said in a statement that no one is above the law, adding that "we will not allow our young girls and young women to be preyed upon by predators or anyone who aims to brainwash and strip them of their human dignity and their right to be free." Fulton County officials earlier announced they want to ban R. Kelly from performing a concert later this month, and Eaves spoke about growing pressure from the community to cancel the performance. Live Nation, which holds exclusive rights to program the Wolf Creek Amphitheater, said the show will move forward despite objections.

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