Lifetime's new documentary "Surviving R. Kelly" has again put the singer on the defensive regarding long-standing allegations that he had sex with underage girls. The allegations against R. Kelly date back over 20 years to 1994, when news outlets reported that Kelly had married his 15-year-old protege. Although the marriage was quickly annulled, the questions surrounding Kelly and his behavior toward underage girls continued to dog him throughout his career and shock music fans in Minnesota.
Minnesota residents may be interested to learn that two men, both of whom were arrested in Bemidji as result of online stings, received sentences for sex crimes. Both of the rulings occurred on August 9.
A person who is convicted or rape or sexual assault in Minnesota may be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his or her life. The legal name for these offenses is criminal sexual conduct.
In the state of Minnesota and elsewhere, it is considered a crime to intentionally show one's genitals in a public place, especially with the intent to alarm or offend others. In many cases, indecent exposure is often committed with the intent to get sexual gratification or to elicit a sexual response.