The daycare belonging to the woman who paid R. Kelly’s bail last month was on the receiving end of a bomb scare this weekend, according to news reports.
CBS Chicago reports that police received multiple phone calls from Valencia P. Love’s daycare on Sunday, saying that they had received a bomb threat. Everyone was evacuated from the facility, and law enforcement was unable to find an explosive device once they investigated.
“No offender in custody. Bomb and arson cleared the scene. Area Central investigating,” law enforcement confirmed.
The daycare was linked to Love, the 47-year-old resident of Romeoville, Illinois, who paid the $100,000 bond for R. Kelly to be released from prison last week.
Kelly spent the weekend following his arrest in a Cook County jail after surrendering himself to law enforcement because he was unable to pull together the money on his own. He was indicted by a grand jury on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four alleged victims.
ONLY HERE: Saturday, multiple people called in a bomb threat to a daycare near W. 79th & Kedzie. The business is connected to the woman who posted R. Kelly’s $100k bond. PER CPD - “No offender in custody. Bomb and arson cleared the scene. Area Central investigating.” @cbschicagopic.twitter.com/80AHAAGmv8
“I’m not going to say it was my money or his money and he’s not broke. He was going to post bond by Thursday anyway. He’s my friend and I knew he needed help,” Love told a Fox News reporter, who posted her notes of their conversation on Twitter.
Love also reportedly stated that she didn’t believe the alleged victims were telling the truth.
“He told me he was innocent. If he did it, he is wrong. If he did it that’s wrong. He’s telling me he’s innocent. I wasn’t there you wasn’t there, give him the chance and allow him to prove his innocence,” Love continued. “I don’t condone any man sodomizing or abusing a woman.”
According to TMZ, it’s not clear if Love still works or is associated with the daycare following her decision to post Kelly’s bail.