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The R Kelly abuse allegations mirror classic sex trafficking dynamics, expert says. Here’s how.

"People don’t understand the complexity of sex trafficking," a trafficking expert says.

The long list of sexual misconduct allegations against R. Kelly is getting longer. On Tuesday, Faith Rodgers, 20, told CBS News that the famed R&B singer infected her with herpes in 2017. Rodgers said Kelly demanded sex from her and told her to call him “daddy.” She is suing him for failure to disclose a sexually transmitted disease, and has accused him of sexual battery. Her attorney plans to seek a criminal trial against the singer, according to the report.

Rodgers’ accusations add to those shared by multiple women in the past year. In July 2017, BuzzFeed reported that Kelly was allegedly holding six women captive in a “cult” in properties he’d rented in Chicago and Atlanta (Kelly was reportedly evicted from his Atlanta rentals in February for failing to pay rent).

All six women — who ranged in age from 18 to

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