The last time he was charged with the same?
He beat the charges…..
In addition to the state …..
He is being investigated by the Feds on several different levels now…..
Grammy-winning R&B singer R. Kelly, who for years has faced allegations that he abused women and underage girls, was due in court in Chicago on Saturday to hear charges that he sexually assaulted four people, including three teenagers.
The 52-year-old, whose real name is Robert Kelly, was charged with a 10-count indictment on Friday, nearly two months after the Lifetime television network aired a six-hour documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” in which multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct and abuse.
Kelly surrendered to police on Friday evening and Saturday’s initial court appearance is a bond hearing.
His lawyer Steven Greenberg told reporters on Friday night: “I suspect this is succumbing to public pressure. I think they shouldn’t have rushed to judgment. He’s an innocent man.”
At a brief news conference on Friday, the Cook County state’s attorney, Kimberly Foxx, said three of the four victims were under age 17 at the time of the abuse, which dated back as far as 1998. She did not comment on the details of the charges, which each carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison…..
Last Thursday, The New Yorker reported that prosecutors in Illinois are moving to indict Kelly on charges related to a new tape depicting sex acts with an underage girl, and, over the weekend, it was confirmed that witnesses are being called to testify before a grand jury in Chicago. A second grand jury has been convened in the Southern District of New York, based on investigations by the F.B.I. and the I.R.S. Earlier this month, prosecutors issued a subpoena for Kelly’s former accountant and manager to testify, according to documents I was shown.
Meanwhile, the investigative division of the Department of Homeland Security, which investigates sex trafficking, has formed a squad with roughly two dozen members, which is devoted to compiling evidence about a wide range of alleged crimes by Kelly…..
Kelly’s bond is set at $1 million……
Update….A fan has sprung him from jail by posting the $100, 000 cash bond ….