CHICAGO, IL – A judge has reportedly set R. Kelly’s bail at $1 million. According to TMZ,prosecutors detailed the four separate indictments on Saturday (February 23) at the Leighton Criminal Court Building and asked the judge not to grant Kelly bail.
The judge disagreed and agreed to set bail at $250,000 for each indictment. A source close to Kellz said he should be able to come up with the $100,000 soon and post bail.
During a press conference, Cook County District Attorney Kim Foxx said two of the four alleged victims turned over physical evidence to Illinois State Police for DNA testing and the semen identified on one of the shirts submitted contained Kelly’s DNA profile on it.
Attorney Michael Avenatti, who is representing at least one of the alleged victims, also addressed reporters and slammed Kelly’s lawyer Steven Greenberg.
Avenatti says Greenberg refers to Kelly’s alleged victims as “liars” and insists the new sex tape is the same as the one from 2008, which Avenatti says is false.
Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, which are considered Class 2 felonies in Illinois. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of three to seven years in prison.
[This article has been updated. The original version was published on February 22, 2019 and can be found below.]
R. Kelly has reportedly turned himself in to Chicago police after being charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse on Friday (February 22). According to TMZ, nine of the 10 counts involve alleged victims ranging from 13 to 16 years old.
There are four alleged victims in total. Attorney Michael Avenatti is representing at least one of the women named in Kelly’s indictment. He says the recently unearthed VHS tape showsKelly engaging in lewd acts with a 14-year-old.
The criminal sexual abuse charges are considered Class 2 felonies in Illinois, with each charge carrying a maximum sentence of three to seven years in prison.