R. Kelly Surrenders To Authorities, Charged With 10 Counts Of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse

For the second time since the turn of the century, Mr. Robert Kelly will be facing charges of sexual misconduct with underage girls.

Appearing in bond court this morning at the Cook County courthouse, the controversy-embroiled singer faces ten charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four females, with at least three of them being underage.

According to prosecutors, the minors were ages 13to 16. Kelly is 52.

The R&B singer turned himself in last night Central District station on the Near South Side. Kelly, dressed in a blue bubble jacket, was led away by officers as shown above.

His lawyer, Steve Greenberg, maintains Kelly’s innocence, insisting that all of the women are lying.

“Unfortunately the state’s attorney has now succumbed to public pressure,” Greenberg added. “Mr. Kelly is strong, he’s got a lot of support and he’s going to be vindicated on all these charges.”

Prosecutors had appeared Friday morning before Judge Dennis Porter, who approved a no-bail warrant for Kelly, records show.

At a news conference Friday, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx briefly went through the charges against Kelly. Each count is a Class 2 felony, each of which can be punished by three to seven years in prison or as little as probation.

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