Kelly, 52, was charged in Cook County, Illinois, with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, according to court documents posted online. The charges relate to Kelly's sexual interactions with victims aged between 13-16, with the first records of his abuse commencing in 1996.
Kelly's lawyer told the Chicago Sun-Times he had not yet been notified of the charges against his client but said R Kelly denied any wrongdoing. In 2008, Kelly was tried and acquitted on child pornography charges in Chicago.
The site reported that two women testified before a grand jury last week and they were convincing enough for the indictment to come within a week after their testimony.
R. Kelly, who is accused of brainwashing multiple women and holding them hostage as part of a sex cult, has denied the charges. However, the attention surrounding accusations against him has skyrocketed following Lifetime's January docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, which featured dozens of women claiming to have been personally affected by Kelly's sexual misbehavior.
"You have nowhere to run and nowhere to hide", Allred said, referring to Kelly.
While the allegations against Kelly have been long-standing, the singer has largely continued to enjoy widespread support.
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The surfacing of the alleged sex tape, which reportedly shows Kelly "sexually assaulting an underage girl", seemed to push the case forward.
According to Avenatti, the tape shows Kelly assaulting the teen at his "residence" sometime in the late '90s - "approximately 1999".
"It is clear that this young lady was 14 years of age at the time the video was shot", Avenatti said, noting how Kelly and the girl both allegedly stated her age out loud.
ET has reached out to Kelly's rep and legal team for comment.
The charges were brought forth in the midst of recent serious allegations against the singer.
Months after those successes, the then-27-year-old Kelly faced allegations he married 15-year-old Aaliyah, the R&B star who later died in a plane crash in the Bahamas. "The days of running and hiding his victimization of women from the criminal justice system have now come to an end for R. Kelly".
Referring to a published account of the attack, Trump said last month that "it doesn't get worse, as far as I'm concerned". Subsequent surveillance video was released showing the brothers items thought to have been used in the attack in a store.
But Cook said a change of attitude lay behind England's rise up the one-day rankings since that dismal display. As soon as he qualifies, we'll make a decision on him and think about what direction we're going to go in.
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Machado joins a San Diego infield rife with talent, highlighted by Fernando Tatis Jr ., the No. 2 prospect in baseball. We have our team here, and I am happy with the roster we have here. "He may have gotten a few more gray hairs".
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Now I'm a mother and I have none of the ideology and hopefully everyone will see it when I come back", she told ABC . She told newspapers that she was "brainswashed", explaining that life with ISIS was not as she had envisioned.
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