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R. Kelly Charged With 10 Counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse

R. Kelly Charged With 10 Counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse

R. Kelly has been charged with ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse on Friday morning (February 22), according to TMZ.

The charge is considered a Class 2 felony in Illinois. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of 3 to 7 years in prison.

According to the report, the victims involved ranged in age from 13 to 16 years old. One of the victims is the subject of four different counts. There are four victims in total.

Two women testified for a grand jury over the last week, including one who provided physical evidence. At least a dozen women reportedly came forward to testify. An alleged sex tape was also presented, which “was a pivotal force leading to the charges.”

He will reportedly voluntarily surrender to police later in the evening.

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  • HG

    “It’s the remix to ignition, R. Kelly’s going to prison.”

    FINALLY. To think it took over a decade and dozens of women to finally make this happen. Hope he rots behind bars. Next up, Brian f***ing Singer.

  • Murray

    Karma has made a house call. So long you old perv.

  • Shell

    I hate to say it but I wouldn’t celebrate too soon. Charging and arresting is one thing. Actually convicting is another. We all thought he was a goner after his first arrest and look what happened. He used his money to get away with it. It seems he has been flashing it this time as well as some original complainants took back what they said.

    Fingers crossed though as this time there are several victims who have come forward and there are seemingly still more to come, and they seem adamant this time he won’t get away with it.

  • Shell

    I hate to say it but I wouldn’t celebrate too soon. Charging and arresting is one thing. Actually convicting is another. We all thought he was a goner after his first arrest and look what happened. He used his money to get away with it. It seems he has been flashing it this time as well as some original complainants took back what they said.

    Fingers crossed though as this time there are several victims who have come forward and there are seemingly still more to come, and they seem adamant this time he won’t get away with it.

  • HG

    Sadly, you might be right. :( Hopefully this time is different. I feel like last time, he had a lot more support from the music community, even if it was just behind the scenes. With everything that happened with Weinstein, Nasser (sp?), Bill Cosby, etc. and with social media documenting everything, this might finally be the time when he’s brought to justice.