Report: R. Kelly Charged With 10 Counts Of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse

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Cook County officials have charged the singer on Friday after two women came forward with new allegations of sexual abuse.
Sydney Scott Feb, 23, 2019

R. Kelly has reportedly been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Cook County prosecutors appeared before a judge on Friday afternoon to sign off on an arrest warrant for the singer.

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Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx confirmed to the Chicago Tribune that Kelly had been charged and that a press conference would be held to address the charges and arrest.

It’s not clear how many victims are involved but three of the indictments refer to minors between the ages of 13 and 16.

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The charges come after new allegations of a recently resurfaced video that features Kelly engaging in sexual acts with a young girl, in which he urinates on her and refers to her genitalia as “14-years-old.”

Earlier this week, a grand jury reportedly heard evidence against the singer. However, Kelly’s attorney Steve Greenberg stated that he was unaware of any potential investigation.

The new charges come after two more women came forward with new allegations earlier this week.

The women, now 39 and 40, say that when they were teens, Kelly lured them to his hotel room after a concert in the 1990s and exposed himself before asking for a threesome.