R-Kelly Charged With 10 Counts of Criminal S*xual Abuse (UPDATE)

R Kelly Charged 10 Counts
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Fresh from dealing with Jussie Smollett’s legal saga, Chicago may have to brace for another high-profile celebrity returning to court.

This time, embattled R&B singer R. Kelly was formally charged by Cook County, Illinois prosecutors today. The Charges stem from an alleged videotape sent to Chicago Police.

The tape, sent in by attorney Michael Avenatti, allegedly details R. Kelly allegedly engaged in s*xual acts with a 14-year-old girl. The final victim is alleged to be Jerhonda Pace.

According to The Chicago Sun Times, R. Kelly’s court case will be in early March.

R. Kelly’s attorney Steven Greenberg told the Sun-Times that he hasn’t been notified of the charges and has previously denied all charges of s*xual misconduct.

A warrant for R. Kelly’s arrest is currently being pursued by Cook County prosecutors.


Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx issued a press conference to detail the four counts of aggravated s*xual abuse against R.Kelly.

Three of the four counts involved minors under the age of 17. Each of the counts come from dates which range from 1998 through 2010.

Chicago Sun-Times reporters caught up with R. Kelly’s attorney Steven Greenberg outside of R. Kelly’s former studio.

Steven told reporters R. Kelly will turn himself in this weekend and bond out of Cook County Jail shortly afterwards.

“He’s going to go to bond court, and he’s gonna get out,” he said. “They’re making him a sacrificial lamb for their own sake and there’s no merit to any of this.”

Check out the Kim Foxx’s press conference, via CNN, below.

Lastly, shortly after news of the charges went viral, Jerhonda Pace posted the following to Twitter:


This evening, R. Kelly followed his word through his attorney and turned himself in to Chicago Police. Sun-Times cameras captured the embattled R&B singer being hauled away in handcuffs.

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