Police investigating new R Kelly sexual misconduct claims

Dallas Police Department are "looking into a reported incident"

Police have confirmed that they are investigating new sexual misconduct allegations made against R Kelly.

According to the Washington Post, a woman claims that the R&B performer gave her a STD and plied her with drugs and alcohol when she was 19.

A statement from the unnamed woman’s attorney accuses Kelly of “unlawful restraint, furnishing alcohol and illegal drugs to a minor, and aggravated assault (via the referenced intentional STD infection)”.

The woman says she was in a relationship with Kelly for eight months until February of this year.

She reportedly filed a complaint with the Dallas Police Department last week and is said to be preparing a federal civil complaint against the star.

R Kelly

R Kelly

A Dallas Police Department representative has since told Spin that they could “confirm that we are looking into a reported incident”.

A representative for Kelly told the Post that the singer “categorically denies all claims and allegations”.