Kelly pleads not guilty to sex abuse charges

Feb 27, 2019, 00:59
Kelly pleads not guilty to sex abuse charges

One auto parked near the jail reportedly played 1996 hit, "I Believe I Can Fly" while a bystander loudly sang along.

Moments after R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to aggravated sexual abuse, the attorney for one of his accusers said there's more damning evidence against him. Three of the four victims claim they were underage at the time of the abuse.

"Kelly owed more than $169,000 in unpaid child support to his ex-wife as of February 6.The court ordered Kelly to make a monthly payment of $20,833 on January 8, 2009, but Kelly failed to show up to that hearing, per court documents".

The star's bail had been set at $1 ( Sh 100,100,000 ) million, of which he was required to pay 10 per cent.

The latest allegations against Kelly span 12 years and involve four alleged victims, three of whom were underage at the time of their alleged sexual encounters with Kelly.

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"This reign of abuse and assault by Mr. Kelly is about to come to an abrupt and permanent end", Avenatti said. Greenberg also argued that Cook County State's Attorney Kimberly Foxx indicted Kelly because she was "succumbing to public pressure".

This is a developing story; check back with The Herald-News for updates. Though accusations of sexual abuse have followed Kelly for decades, he was acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008 and has consistently denied any wrongdoing.

Attorney Michael Avenatti says his legal team has turned over to prosecutors a second video that he alleges shows R&B singer R. Kelly sexually abusing a minor.

Kelly appeared in a Chicago courtroom Monday for his arraignment with defense attorney Steve Greenberg.

Love refused to go into detail about how well she knew Kelly but said they had kept in touch throughout the years. He did not say if it was the same 14-year-old girl who he alleged was in the first video he turned over to the authorities.

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Each count of the new charges carries up to seven years in prison, and the sentences could be served consecutively, making it possible for him to receive up to 70 years.

Photos posted to Instagram show Kelly - wearing a coat, hood and sunglasses - eating French fries with his posse at the fast-food joint in downtown Chicago after being released.

In response to that possibility, Greenberg told reporters Friday after Kelly's arrest that "Double jeopardy should bar that case".

The six-part docuseries ended on a devastating note, with the parents of one of the young women who had run away with Kelly seen throwing rocks at his studio windows trying to get the attention of their daughter.

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