R&B star R. Kelly is scheduled to appear in bond court Saturday in Chicago after he was charged with se_xual abuse allegations spanning at least two decades.
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx on Friday afternoon announced the 10 counts of aggravated se_xual abuse. They involve four victims, at least three of whom were younger than 17. Foxx said the sentencing range for aggravated se_xual assault is up to seven years in prison.
If he is convicted on all 10 counts, a judge could decide that the sentences run one after the other – making it possible that he receives a sentence of up to 70 years behind bars.
Probation is also an option under statute.
A Chicago judge has authorized a no-bail arrest warrant for R. Kelly, after the R&B singer was charged with 10 counts of aggravated se_xual abuse.
Judge Dennis Porter signed the order. No-bail arrest warrants don’t necessarily mean the defendant won’t eventually be offered bail once appearing in court to answer the charges.
The charges filed Friday list four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17. The victims are listed only by initials in the document. They date back to at least 1998.
Court documents charging R. Kelly with aggravated se_xual abuse involve multiple victims dating back to at least 1998.
The charges filed Friday list four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17. The victims are listed only by initials in the document.
There have been years of allegations directed at Kelly, accusing the now 52-year-old of se_xual misconduct involving women and underage girls. Through his lawyers, he has consistently denied them.
Jurors acquitted Kelly of child por_nography charges at a 2008 trial.