The 20 tapes allegedly feature multiple underage victims, attorney Gerald Griggs and federal law enforcement sources told TMZ.
Griggs, a lawyer for one of R. Kelly’s alleged victims, described the sources of the videos as “enablers” who have since “flipped” on the disgraced singer.
Authorities reportedly used the videos to help build their most recent case against R. Kelly.
One of the tapes involves Kelly having sex with a victim who was only 12 or 13 when he met her, court papers allege.
And there are plenty of cooperating victims and former “enablers” out there, ready to testify against him, prosecutors said last week in describing the strength of their case to a Brooklyn federal judge.
“The evidence of the defendant’s guilt of the crimes charged in the Indictment is strong,” the papers argued.
“The government will prove the charged crimes at trial through, among other evidence, the testimony of victims and other witnesses, including insider-witnesses previously employed by the Enterprise,” the feds warned.
Their case is also supported by ample medical records, phone records, text messages, cell site records, photographs, and “other documentary evidence,” the feds said in court papers asking, successfully, that Kelly remain jailed pending trial.
The evidence was compiled during a seven-month investigation that led Friday to the 52-year-old singer’s arrest by the NYPD and federal officers.
The “Down Low” singer is being held over the weekend in Chicago on similar sex-trafficking and racketeering charges. , the is expected to be extradited to New York. A hearing Monday in Chicago federal court is expected to determine when he will be transferred to New York to face federal sex-crime charges there.
Kelly faces up to 20 years prison just on racketeering charges alone.
Brooklyn prosecutors have so far alleged that Kelly and the adults who comprised his sex-trafficking “enterprise” victimized five young “Jane Does.”