A sex-abuse enterprise? Breaking down the unusual racketeering case against R. Kelly
R. Kelly emerges from his studio before turning himself in to Chicago police Feb. 22, 2019. - Abel Uribe/TNS

CHICAGO – R&B superstar R. Kelly had embarked on what was supposed to be a high-flying tour in 2016 when two members of his entourage allegedly expressed concern the singer was physically and psychologically abusing a teenage girl traveling with them. The girl was kept locked up in a tour bus for hours on end, according to a recent court filing by federal prosecutors in New York. Her eyes were red and puffy. She looked “ruff,” as one employee allegedly put it. “Something is REALLY strange about the treatment and behavior of the little one,” the employee texted on May 17, 2016, according to the...