A Cook County judge has approved a no-bail arrest warrant for embattled R&B superstar R. Kelly, who was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four victims, at least three of them minors, Friday morning, records show.
Prosecutors allege the abuse happened in instances from 1998 to 2010, records show. The minors were between 13 and 16, prosecutors allege.
In a brief news conference Friday, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx briefly went through the charges and noted that Kelly was expected to appear at a bond hearing Saturday. Each count is a Class 2 felony, which can be punished by three to seven years in prison or as little as probation. Foxx answered no questions.
Kelly’s attorney, Steven Greenberg, said early Friday afternoon before the news conference that he had not been notified that his client had been charged.
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