It appears after many years of alleged abuse, R. Kelly’s day of reckoning could lastly be right here. On Friday, February 22, the disgraced R&B singer was formally charged with 10 counts of aggravated legal sexual abuse, involving 4 victims, three of which have been minors between the ages of 13 and 16. A choose in Cook County, Illinois issued a no-bail warrant for Kelly’s arrest, and the embattled singer’s first court docket look is reportedly scheduled for March eight—International Women’s Day.
Each rely is a category 2 felony and carries a sentence of between three to 7 years in jail if discovered responsible. The state of affairs has change into one of many yr’s most gripping information tales, and even because the Surviving R. Kelly documentary sequence aired, Kelly’s historical past of criminality seemingly continues to unfold. On February 21, a brand new accuser got here ahead with allegations towards Kelly. Even extra shockingly nonetheless, is that simply in simply the final week, a damning new video tape was obtained by Michael Avenatti, who some would possibly acknowledge as Stormy Daniels’ authorized consultant. The newly unearthed video, which was turned over to authorities, reportedly depicts Kelly participating in sexual exercise with a minor.
In current weeks, numerous legislation enforcement companies have piled on to the newly rehashed investigation into Kelly’s not-so-secret legal habits, together with homeland safety, the IRS, and the FBI. Now, it appears the embattled R&B celebrity’s time would possibly lastly be up.