Rapper Faces Charges of Sexual Abuse

From United Press International

A member of the rap group The Fat Boys and two members of the group's entourage have been charged with sexually abusing a minor at a suburban Philadelphia party.

Singer Darren Robinson, 23; his brother and manager, Curtis Robinson, 27; and a bodyguard, Pell Wimeley, 31, all of New York City, face a Dec. 20 preliminary hearing on the charges.

The three were freed on bond after they surrendered to state police in Coatesville on Wednesday.

A fourth man, Edward Kelso of Coatesville, a friend of the band members, was also charged in the case.

They were charged after state police received a videotape of an August party the men attended.

Police documents indicate that the videotape showed Curtis Robinson and Wimeley exposing their genitals and dancing with a nude 18-year-old woman, and several of the men watching while Kelso had sex with a 14-year-old. Darren Robinson allegedly recorded the videotape.

The men say the 14-year-old and a 16-year-old companion lied to them about their age. They told police the girls consented to both the sex and the taping.

The Fat Boys are best known for their comic appearances in rap films, including 1985's "Krush Groove," and their starring roles in 1988's "The Disorderlies."

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