Saturday, 20 April, 2019

Kelly charged in Cook County with sexually abusing four alleged victims

Getty Images Getty Images
Angelica Greene | 23 February, 2019, 03:30

"Earlier today Robert Kelly was indicted before a Cook County grand jury on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four victims", attorney Kimberly Foxx said at the press conference.

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.

I don't know the meaning of Sarriball - Chelsea boss focused on results
This is a good team, though, and I believe in them. "If they don't, I would like to see him given time to implement them". I think that, if you choose Guardiola , you have to wait because the club knows very well that Guardiola needs time.

Islamic State steps up guerrilla attacks in Syria: SDF
Thousands of people have flooded out of Baghouz over the past week - mostly women and children related to IS militants. Thousands of IS fighters and their families have emerged in the past few months from the group's last enclave.

Lady Gaga and Fiance Christian Carino Break Up
Gaga announced in October that she and Carino were engaged. 'Christian loves to make her happy and he is so proud of her success. Gaga is now preparing to attend the Oscars next week as she is nominated and will be performing with co-star Bradley Cooper .

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.

Kelly has denied allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls for years.

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".

Recommended

Covington Catholic Student Sues WashPost for $250 Million Covington Catholic Student Sues WashPost for $250 Million And, according to the student's lawyer Lin Wood , "additional similar lawsuits" will reportedly be filed in the weeks ahead. Sandmann had said he was not making faces at the Native American drummer seen in the video, Nathan Phillips.

IRS Analyst Charged With Leaking Michael Cohen's Bank Records IRS Analyst Charged With Leaking Michael Cohen's Bank Records But Cohen's admission to past lies will give critics plenty of reason to doubt any revelations that may come from his testimony. Last week, Cohen's lawyers said he was delaying his Senate testimony "due to post-surgery medical needs".

Pakistani PM Authorizes Army to Respond to 'Any Aggression' by India Pakistani PM Authorizes Army to Respond to 'Any Aggression' by India India has long blamed Pakistan for a almost 30-year revolt in Jammu and Kashmir , its only Muslim-majority state. A third Indian official said details relating to the group's operations were provided to the FATF.

California bullet train in Gavin Newsom-Donald Trump funding dispute lacks riders California bullet train in Gavin Newsom-Donald Trump funding dispute lacks riders Newsom, less than two months into his tenure, has appeared more eager to hit back at Trump than former California Gov. He argued that it will fail to complete the Central Valley construction by a 2022 deadline required by the grant.

Trump, Kim to meet one-on-one next week Trump, Kim to meet one-on-one next week Trump and Kim will hold their second summit in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi on February 27-28. He also added that sanctions on North Korea will remain in place for now.

Toronto roads slightly slippery following mixture of ice and rain Toronto roads slightly slippery following mixture of ice and rain TONIGHT: Increasing clouds & winds, snow moves in late.Low: 22 increasing to 26 by morning.Wind: E 5-15 miles per hour . The snow is expected to roll in after midnight Tuesday and taper off into Wednesday evening.

Meghan Markle enjoys dinner with friends in NY Meghan Markle enjoys dinner with friends in NY We bet looking at these pictures, the excitement for the arrival of the royal baby is all set to double up. Shortly after, Meghan's close friend and fashion designer Misha Nonoo made her way into The Mark.

Arsene Wenger would be a great Chelsea coach, says Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger would be a great Chelsea coach, says Arsenal legend Mourinho and Wenger are both without a club following the Portuguese's departure from Manchester United earlier this season. And to maintain the value of the player, beyond the Özil case, it is more about the way football is structured.

Duke star Zion Williamson injures knee after Nike shoe blows out Duke star Zion Williamson injures knee after Nike shoe blows out Williamson was wearing the Nike PG 2.5, Thunder star Paul George 's signature shoe from the fall, in a Duke exclusive colorway. I like the matchup of the ACC's best defender, Duke's Tre Jones , on fellow freshman guard, Coby White for UNC.

Russian Federation releases video of nuclear-powered unmanned underwater vehicle trials Russian Federation  releases video of nuclear-powered unmanned underwater vehicle trials Chafee argues that the USA should have heeded Putin's calls in 2007 to expand the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty . Russian President Vladimir Putin said that if the USA deploys its weapons, Russia will be "forced to take tit-for-tat steps".

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson split Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson split While the basketball player tried to play the role of doting partner and dad, he couldn't hold up the good guy act for long. The 27-year-old, 6'9 power forward was caught motorboating a woman at a Hookah Lounge in Washington D.C.at the time.

Honda shutting United Kingdom plant in latest blow to British vehicle industry Honda shutting United Kingdom  plant in latest blow to British vehicle  industry Honda also said it will stop making the current Civic Sedan model in Turkey but will continue business operations in the country. General view of the entrance to the Honda auto plant in Swindon.

Three children among four found dead after MI shooting Three children among four found dead after MI  shooting We are talking to witnesses right now and we don't believe there is anyone outstanding right now who is a danger to the community. Sheriff Michelle LaJoye Young told reporters that the area is now a "stable scene", and there is no threat to public safety.

Judge orders Roger Stone to court over Instagram post Judge orders Roger Stone to court over Instagram post In a court filing on Monday, Stone's lawyers said he apologised for the "improper" post and "recognises the impropriety". Prosecutors said Stone lied about it to the House Intelligence Committee and told a witness to lie about it too.

British teen who joined Daesh loses UK citizenship British teen who joined Daesh loses UK citizenship The letter went on to urge Ms Begum's family to make her aware of the decision, and added that she had a right to appeal. They said they would welcome an investigation into her actions in Syria "under the principles of British justice".