An R. Kelly “superfan” has been charged with threatening the federal prosecutors who gained a conviction in opposition to the fallen R&B star at his Brooklyn sex-trafficking trial, authorities mentioned Monday.
Christopher Gunn, 39, is accused of threatening to “storm” the workplaces of federal prosecutors in a YouTube video final year, and allegedly named and menaced three of Kelly’s accusers on-line, in accordance with a federal warrant.
“I want y’all to get real familiar with this building I’m about to pull up and show you,” he mentioned on the video on Oct. 4. “Imma show you exactly where were gonna be going.”
Prosecutors mentioned the overzealous fan was mentioning Cadman Plaza East in Brooklyn, the place the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York has workplaces.
“That building is located right outside the courthouse where R. Kelly was being prosecuted at. It’s the first building on the corner,” he mentioned. “That is the United States federal prosecution office. That’s the place they at. That’s the place they work at.
“We’re going to storm they office,” Gunn allegedly mentioned earlier than naming the three victims and threatening he was going to “storm” them, too.
Prosecutors mentioned Gunn additionally posted a clip from the 1991 film “Boyz N The Hood” exhibiting 4 armed thugs leaping in a automobile and heading for a capturing.
“[I]f you ain’t got the stomach for the s–t we ’bout to do, I’m asking that you just bail out,” Gunn is heard saying, in accordance with prosecutors.
Kelly, 55, who was convicted in September on racketeering and intercourse trafficking expenses, is because of be sentenced within the case in federal courtroom in Brooklyn on Wednesday.
Gunn, who goes by the dame “DeBoSki” on-line, allegedly attended at the very least someday of the disgraced former crooner’s trial final year.
He was arrested Saturday by federal brokers in Illinois and is because of be arraigned on the costs in Chicago on Monday.
He faces as much as 5 years in jail if convicted, prosecutors mentioned.
It is unclear if he really is aware of Kelly, whose actual title is Robert Sylvester Kelly.