R. Kelly indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal #sexualabuse
#Musician #RKelly has been indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse -- a class 2 felony -- involving four alleged victims, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx said Friday.
He is scheduled to appear in court Saturday for a bail hearing. Arraignment is set for March 8.
A warrant has been issued for Kelly's arrest, Chicago police say. The charges handed up in an indictment from a grand jury span from 1998 to 2010, Foxx said.
If convicted, Kelly faces a maximum of seven years in prison for each count.
Kelly has been associated with accusations of abuse, manipulation and #inappropriateencounters with girls and young women for more than two decades.
He has strongly denied the accusations.
The indictment accuses Kelly of sexual acts with three children older than 13 but younger than 17. There is no age range listed for one of the alleged victims. The charges say Kelly used force or the threat of force.
Homeland Security Investigations is involved in an investigation of Kelly, an US Immigration and Customs Enforcement official said. The official did not provide any details. The news was first reported by the New Yorker.
Newly discovered video
A grand jury was convened in Cook County, Illinois, earlier this month in #connection with new allegations against Kelly, two sources close to the case told CNN.
That came on the heels of attorney Michael Avenatti announcing he had handed over to the State's Attorney's Office a #videotape that he said showed #Kellyhavingsex with an #underagegirl .
"This #tape leaves no question as to whether R. Kelly is guilty of multiple sexual, #illegalacts against a 14-year-old girl," he told reporters on Friday. He said Foxx's investigation was "very thorough ... dedicated and methodical."
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