The new indictment adds several allegations of abuse involving a victim referred to only as Jane Doe 5. Two of the new counts carry mandatory minimum sentences of 10 years in prison if convicted, according to prosecutors.
But what if R. Kelly is found innocent through all this or the case gets thrown out due to lack of evidence? Does this mean R. Kelly gets to sue the justice system along with the people who helped to bring him down?
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Kelly, 53, who has been held without bond since his arrest on the federal charges last July. R. Kelly is charged with racketeering conspiracy in U.S. District Court in New York alleging he identified underage girls attending his concerts and groomed them for later sexual abuse.
Kelly is also charged in a federal indictment in Chicago with conspiring with two former employees — longtime manager Derrel McDavid and former employee Milton “June” Brown — to rig his 2008 child pornography trial in Cook County by paying off witnesses and victims to change their stories.
That indictment also alleged that R. Kelly and his co-defendants paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to recover child sex tapes before they fell into the hands of prosecutors. The singer is charged in four separate indictments in Cook County alleging he sexually assaulted or abused four women, three of whom were underage at the time.
Additional charges are pending in Minnesota, alleging Kelly solicited a teenager who asked for his autograph in 2001. Kelly, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
My thing is, how do one man at such a celebrity status get away with all this unnoticed? How do you feel about what happening to Kellz? Comment below!